WASHINGTON, DC ““ Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) today co-sponsored the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee.
Raised on a farm, Peterson is not a man easily deterred or easily persuaded. He ran for Congress four times before being elected in 1991. He was one of the seven founders of the Blue Dog Coalition of conservative Democrats.
Congressman Peterson is the Dean of the Minnesota Congressional delegation, and is not an “easy sale” on co-sponsoring legislation. His co-sponsoring the PAST ACT is significant.
Peterson becomes the 282nd Representative of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure which is 65% of the United States House of Representatives.
The PAST ACT will remove the pads and chains, eliminate the corrupt HIOs and make horse soring a federal felony.
America is solidly behind the PAST ACT.
Nephew Eugene thinks Representative Peterson is a BIG add.
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as #283 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.