The House leadership has promised that we will finish work on this bill in the next month.
"So far as the House leadership can determine, that is correct."
Still, the House leadership felt the 1996 bill did not go far enough.
This is in part because the House leadership promised the religious right that it would move the measure a year ago.
The House leadership wanted that, too, because they see a future for him.
And that is where holding a prominent role in the House leadership could help.
But as with so much legislation, the public good is now at the mercy of the House leadership.
Today's session was the first to include members of the House leadership.
Possible result: a House leadership that is all trade and no principle.
The House leadership took the bill off the agenda for the current session.