SENIOR U. S. SENATOR FROM NEW MEXICO TOM UDALL (D-NM) BECOMES U. S. SENATOR #53 TO BACK THE PAST ACT – 45 U.S. SENATORS STILL IN PLAY

WASHINGTON, DC  ““    U. S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM),  is now co-sponsoring the  PAST ACT  (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).

U.S. SENATOR TOM UDALL, (D-NM)

U.S. SENATOR TOM UDALL, (D-NM)

Senator Udall is New Mexico’s senior Senator.   Prior to being elected in 2008,  he served in Congress from 1991 – 1999.   Udall is the son of Stewart Udall, who was Secretary of the Interior during the administrations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Senator Tom Udall becomes the  53rd   United States Senator to back the  PAST ACT

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander  (R-TN) alternative bill  has Alexander and two Senators from Kentucky co-sponsoring it, and now Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).   Senator Izakson (R-GA) is co-sponsoring both Alexander’s Bill and the  PAST ACT.

By any measure,  53 ““ 5 (GA Senator on both bills)  is a pretty lopsided score.  That leaves 44 other Senators in play and all the PAST ACT needs is 6 more to make it filibuster proof in the Senate.  With Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Jay Rockerfeller (D-WV) expected to vote “YES”,  that only leaves  six (6) more necessary.

SENATORS NOT YET CO-SPONSORING PAST (NOT INCL ALEXANDER PEOPLE)                  

John Barrasso ( R-WY)

Max Baucus ( D-MT)

Roy Blunt ( R-MO)

John Boozman (R-AR)

Sherrod Brown ( D-OH)

Richard Burr ( R-NC)

Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

Dan Coats ( R-IN)

Tom Coburn ( R-OK)

Thad Cochran ( R-MS)

Bob Corker ( R-TN)

John Cornyn ( R-TX)

William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA)

Ted Cruz ( R-TX)

Joe Donnelly ( D-IN)

Michael Enzi ( R-WY)

Deb Fischer ( R-NE)

Jeff Flake ( R-AZ)

Lindsey Graham ( R-SC)

Charles Grassley ( R-IA)

Kay Hagan ( D-NC)

Heidi Heitkamp ( D-ND)

Dean Heller ( R-NV)

John Hoeven (R-ND)

James Inhofe ( R-OK)

Ron Johnson ( R-WI)

Mike Lee ( R-UT)

Joe Manchin ( D-WVA)

John McCain ( R-AZ)

Claire McCaskill ( D-MO)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Lisa Murkowski ( R-AK)

Bill Nelson ( D-FL)

Rob Portman (R-OH)

Mark Pryor ( D-AR)

Harry Reid ( D-NV)

Jim Risch ( R-ID)

Pat Roberts ( R-KS)

Jay Rockefeller ( D-WVA)

Tim Scott (R-SC)

Jeff Sessions ( R-AL

Richard Shelby ( R-AL)

Jon Tester ( D-MT)

Patrick Toomey (R-PA)

Roger Wicker ( R-MS)

Nephew Eugene says there are getting to be some Lickers with tight collars.

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