WASHINGTON, DC ““ Republican Representative Don Young (R-AK) is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
Young becomes the 299th Representative to co-sponsor the proposed legislation. With Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), the number is 300.
Congressman Young becomes the 115th Republican to co-sponsor the PAST ACT, leaving just three more Republican Congressmen to reach 118 necessary to satisfy the Hastert Rule.
The 81 year old Young has served in Congress for 41 years, taking office in 1973. A native of California, Young moved to Alaska and was a tugboat captain among other activities. He was the Mayor of Fort Yukon. Young won his last election with 79% of the votes.
The crack lobbying team coordinated by Congressman Ed Whitfield Press Secretary Marty Irby included Alaska resident Lori Horvath who was instrumental in obtaining Young. Irby was assisted by IWHA official Donna Benefield. The continuing effect of the June 18, 2014 “WALK ON WASHINGTON” rally which brought the plight of the abuse Tennessee Walking Horse to the steps oft he U. S. Capitol was a key factor in Young coming on board to co-sponsor the bill.
As Nephew Eugene and Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) predicted, there are now 300 members of the U. S. House on board for the PAST ACT.
“ALL WE NEED IS A VOTE” …. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) – June 18, 2014