PAST ACT GOES BEFORE U. S. SENATE COMMITTEE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, FOR ALL IMPORTANT ‘MARKUP’ PROCEDURE – NECESSARY TO REACH THE SENATE FLOOR FOR A VOTE

WASHINGTON, DC – The PAST ACT will be considered for “Markup” at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 5, 2014,  before the U. S. Senate Committee on Science, Transportation and Commerce.

http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=dfb2e855-b9ec-4bef-96a3-79d1bdbbb9e2&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=81506421-e467-4ad2-906c-c415ff3467f4

“Markup” is an important part of the legislative process where a Bill comes before the Senate Committee, and any amendments to it are discussed and voted upon,   and then the a vote is taken to see if the Bill will go to the Senate floor for a vote.   Markup is only done when there is strong support for the Bill and likelihood of passage.

The committee Chairman is Senator  Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). The ranking Republican  is Senator  John Thune (R-SD) who is co-sponsoring the PAST ACT.

U. S. SENATOR JAY ROCKEFLLER (D-WV)

U. S. SENATOR JAY ROCKEFLLER (D-WV)

U.S. SENATOR JOHN THUNE (R-SD)

U.S. SENATOR JOHN THUNE (R-SD)

The PAST ACT has 46 Senators co-sponsoring it.

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