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.
“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.
The PAST ACT has 46 Senators co-sponsoring it.