WASHINGTON, DC ““ Republican Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID) is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
Simpson becomes the 113th Republican to back the proposed legislation.
Elected to Congress in 1999, Mike Simpson, a dentist by education, is a pragmatic conservative Republican. He is one of the senior members on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
Instrumental to Representative Simpson co-sponsoring the PAST ACT was the work of Melba, Idaho resident Nya Bates who is a well-known sound horse advocate.
Nya Bates and others did the ground work for months, and then after the momentum built by the “WALK ON WASHINGTON”, Bates turned it over to the crack lobbying team headed up by Marty Irby, Congressman Ed Whitfield’s Press Secretary. Assisting Irby was Sound Horse Advocate Donna Benefield.
Over 68% ““ of the U. S. House of Representatives now sponsors the PAST ACT.
Six co-sponsors have come on board since the game changing “WALK ON WASHINGTON”, and more are expected.
Simpson becomes the 297th 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 expected to have 300 House co-sponsors before the end of the week.
America is behind the PAST ACT.
ALL WE NEED IS A VOTE!!! – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
* For certain purposes, the total number of Congressman could be argued as #298 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.