NEPHEW EUGENE IS GUARDEDLY OPTIMISTIC HEADING INTO THE CRUCIAL WEDNESDAY SENATE HEARING ON THE “MARK UP” OF THE PAST ACT (PREVENT ALL SORING TACTICS ACT)

WASHINGTON,  DC  –  The S. 1406,    Prevent All Soring Tactics, (PAST ACT)  will be considered for “Mark Up” at 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday by the United State Senate Commerce Committee.

Nephew Eugene says 12 of the 23 Committee members  are sponsors/co-sponsors of the PAST ACT,  one of whom is Senator John Thune (R-SD),  the ranking Republican on the Committee.

Another key factor is the Bill is sponsored by Senate Commerce Committee member,  Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

Eugene says,  like so many things in life,   a lot depends on who shows up for work tomorrow.    So it is ultimately important which Senators are sitting in the chairs when Chairman Rockefeller calls up Item #3 on the Agenda –

S. 1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)

Nephew Eugene says there’s no such thing as a sure thing, but he believes things look better for “The Flatters” on Wednesday than they do for “The Lickers”.

Most importantly,  Nephew Eugene says, is how things look for “The Horses”.

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The PAST ACT is sponsored by Senator  Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and it is co-sponsored by  50 U. S. Senators, the distribution of which was  clairvoyantly predicted by the  Opinion Poll Map of TWHBEA members conducted in October 2013, and tabulated by Cook & Co. of Arab, Alabama.

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Agenda:

  1. S. 429, the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion Act of 2013
  2. S. 1014, Youth Sports Concussion Act
  3. S. 1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)  
  4. S. 1275, the REFI Pacific Act
  5. S. 1379, the Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013
  6. 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

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) 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”  tomorrow and voted out of Committee,  Nephew Eugene says there will be a fast moving train in the block.*

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*You youngsters will have to talk to an old timer to get him to explain that expression.