Flores becomes the 285th and Farenthold the 286th Representatives of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure which equals 66% of the United States House of Representatives.
Flores represents Waco and College Station, Texas, where Texas A. & M. University is located. Elected to Congress in 2011, he is a former Oil and Gas Exploration CEO.
Elected in 2011, Farenthold represents cities along the Texas coast including Corpus Christi. He is a member of the Tea Party Caucus and is a former radio disc jockey and an attorney.
The PAST ACT has strong bipartisan support. It is endorsed by the American Horse Council and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Momentum is building for a vote on the House Floor.
The PAST ACT will remove the pads and chains, eliminate the corrupt HIOs and make horse soring a federal felony.
Nephew Eugene says Friday, May 30, 2014 is a marvelous day for the PAST ACT.
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as #287 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.