Chronology: March 1, 2004

Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) calls hearings on SJR 4, the Senate version of the flag amendment. Individuals from several CFA member organizations fill the hearing room as the Judiciary hears testimony from CFA’s MG Patrick Brady and consultant Professor Richard Parker, who are joined by professional racecar driver John Andretti. Andretti draws great media attention and broadens support among “NASCAR Dads” and others who learn of the amendment. Senate leadership promises a vote between Memorial Day and July, but delays dog the procedure.