WASHINGTON, DC ““ Representative Kenny Marchant (R-TX), one of the 15 most conservative members of Congress, is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
A supporter of President Bush, Marchant was elected to Congress in 2005. He represents Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to that, he served in the Texas legislature for 17 years.
Marchant becomes the 278th Representative of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure which is 64% of the United States House of Representatives.
He is the 101st Republican to co-sponsor the law.
The PAST ACT will remove the pads and chains, eliminate the corrupt HIOs and make horse soring a federal felony.
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as 279 due to Congressman Bill Young (R-FL) having co-sponsored the PAST ACT prior to his death, and now his successor Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) has also co-sponsored the PAST ACT.