Chronology: January 1, 2006

The Second Session of the 109th Congress brings excitement with the departure of amendment opponent Sen. Jon Corzine, who wins an election bid for Governor of the State of New Jersey. The appointment to fill his un-expired term goes to long-time flag amendment proponent Robert Menendez, formerly the U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s 13th District. This puts support for the flag amendment at 66 – just one vote away from the required 67 votes.