“WALK ON WASHINGTON” JUGGERNAUT ROLLS ON -FROM THE POTATO STATE OF IDAHO REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE MIKE SIMPSON (R-ID) BECOMES #113 REPUBLICAN TO BACK THE PAST ACT MOMENTUM FROM WALK ON WASHINGTON AND FACE TO FACE LOBBYING IS WINNING THE DAY – SOUND TEAM SNAGS ANOTHER ONE – REPUBLICAN #113

WASHINGTON, DC  ““  Republican  Representative  Mike Simpson (R-ID)  is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE SIMPSON, (R-ID)

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE SIMPSON, (R-ID)

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, MELBA, IDAHO - PANELIST, SOUND HORSE CONFERENCE (4TH FROM LEFT)

NYA BATES, MELBA, IDAHO – PANELIST, SOUND HORSE CONFERENCE (4TH FROM LEFT)

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.

MARTY IRBY,  PRESS SECRETARY FOR REPRESENTATIVE ED WHITFIELD (R-KY)

MARTY IRBY, PRESS SECRETARY FOR REPRESENTATIVE ED WHITFIELD (R-KY)

SOUND HORSE ADVOCATE DONNA BENEFIELD (5TH FROM LEFT)

SOUND HORSE ADVOCATE DONNA BENEFIELD (5TH FROM LEFT)

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.

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ALL WE NEED IS A VOTE!!!  – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

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* 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.