WASHINGTON, DC ““ Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) is co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
REPRESENTATIVE XAVIER BECERRA (D-CA)
34TH DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Elected to Congress in 1993, Becerra is the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee.
Interestingly, in his 2011 reelection race Becerra trounced Republican Stephen Smith 85.6% to 14.4%.
An overwhelming 2/3rds – 67% ““ of the U. S. House of Representatives now sponsors the PAST ACT.
Becerra becomes the 290th Representatives of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure which equals 67% 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 those TWHBEA members were right on the money when they voted 63% landslide for passage of the PAST ACT. Right now the U. S. House is 67%.
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as #291 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.