WASHINGTON, DC ““ Veteran Republican Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) is co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
REPRESENTATIVE GREG WALDEN (R-OR)
There are now 107 Republicans backing the proposed legislation.
Walden is a person that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) trusts. Elected to Congress in 1999, Walden was Chairman of the House Republican Leadership through most of 2010. He presently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
An overwhelming 2/3rds – 66% – of the U. S. House of Representatives now sponsors the PAST ACT.
Walden becomes the 287th Representatives of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure which equals 66% of the United States House of Representatives.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 he can “Feel The Noize” building for the PAST ACT.
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as #288 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.