WASHINGTON, DC ““ Republican Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
Petri becomes the 112th Republican to back the proposed legislation.
The 74 years old Petri was elected to Congress in 1979. Petri is supported by labor unions as well as small business. He has had a long career and his signing on to the PAST ACT is noteworthy.
To his credit, Marty Irby, Press Secretary for Congressman Ed Whitfield, has followed up the game changing – “WALK ON WASHINGTON” – and coordinated a crack whirlwind lobbying effort to bring things to a fast conclusion and amass insurmountable support that will carry the PAST ACT to victory.
The members of the grassroots lobbying team have come from all over the country.
Irby has masterfully coordinated the appointments for the various advocates, and they have gotten the job done.
Over 68% ““ of the U. S. House of Representatives now sponsors the PAST ACT.
Petri becomes the 296th Representatives of 435 Congressmen to co-sponsor the measure. The PAST ACT has strong bipartisan support and is endorsed by the American Horse Council and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Irby’s team is pressing hard to bring the number of House co-sponsors to 300 before the end of the week.
At the rate things are going, they might just pull it off.
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as #297 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.