The U.S. Senate passed the "Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016" as expected; however, the Senate deleted Congressman John Carter's proposed amendment. That amendment had provided that "SEC. 548. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to propose or to issue a rule that would change the Chief Law Enforcement Officer certificate requirement in a manner that has the same substance as the proposed rule published on September 9, 2013 (786 Fed. Reg. 55014)." Therefore, Rule 41p might still become law. The ATF has now announced that the date for Rule 41p to be implemented is January 2016. Further extensions of the date are probable, based on past experience.