Good question, Irvin (in Spokane, WA).
1. Current avian classification and pending name changes under consideration by American Ornithologists’ Union committee and previous years' proposal are listed at:
2. The most RECENT proposal decisions that have been adopted are present at:
3. Please note a proposal is considered for a vote, then it must first be submitted.
This process is explained via: http://www.gizard.org/nacc/proposal_guidelines.html
The North American Classification Committee (NACC), formally known as the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds, is charged with keeping abreast of the systematics and distribution of birds in this region, with the purpose of creating a standard classification and nomenclature.
The committee votes "yes" or "no" on proposals and the results are typically listed at the American Ornithologists' Union web site (aou.org) by July each year.
In other words, status quo shall reign, meaning, "yes," the Yellow-breasted Chat shall again