WASHINGTON, DC – The S. 1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics, (PAST ACT) is again on the Agenda of the Executive Session of the U . S. Senate Commerce Committee set for “Mark Up” at 2:30 p.m, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building.
- S. 429, the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2013
- S. 1014, Youth Sports Concussion Act
- S. 1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)
- S. 1275, the REFI Pacific Act
- S. 1379, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013
- S. 1468, Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013
The hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. (Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.)
The PAST ACT has 51 announced Sponsor/Co-Sponsors in the U. S. Senate including 8 Republicans. It is sponsored by Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and co-sponsored by Mark Warner (D-VA).
The ranking Republican member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator John Thune (R-SD) is a co-sponsor of the PAST ACT.
The bill has strong bi-partisan support in the U. S. Senate.
“The Map” is reflective of how things are lining up.
Interestingly, no Republican Senators from Alabama or Mississippi have yet co-sponsored Alexander’s measure, and so far, neither has Tennessee Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).
The PAST ACT was previously set for Senate “Mark Up” on March 5 and then reset for March 12. Informed sources report that Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) asked Committee Chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-VA) to postpone the March 12, 2014, “Mark Up” session until Alexander had time to introduce a Senate Companion Bill to Representative Blackburn’s HR 4098 which was labeled by The Tennessean as a “BILL TO ENABLE SORING”.
Alexander introduced his measure last week, and Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to jointly sponsored the Bill with him. Interestingly, Senator Johnny Izakson (R-GA) is a co-sponsor on both the PAST ACT and the Alexander Bill.
Long time sore Big Lick ally Mitch McConnell is the Senate Minority Leader, but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) determines the Agenda in the Senate.
If the PAST ACT is “Marked Up” and is voted out of Committee, Nephew Eugene says this could get real interesting.