FROM THE GREAT STATE OF ALASKA, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DON YOUNG (R-AK) BECOMES 299TH CONGRESSMAN TO CO-SPONSOR THE PAST ACT – 300 COUNTING CONGRESSMAN ED WHITFIELD (R-KY)

WASHINGTON, DC  ““ Republican  Representative Don Young (R-AK)  is now co-sponsoring the  PAST ACT  (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DON YOUNG (R-AK)

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DON YOUNG (R-AK)

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.

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

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

DONNA BENEFIELD, U. S. SENATOR JOE TYDINGS (D-MD), EDITORIAL DIRECTOR TED RAYBURN,  REPORTER HEIDI HALL

DONNA BENEFIELD, U. S. SENATOR JOE TYDINGS (D-MD), EDITORIAL DIRECTOR TED RAYBURN, REPORTER HEIDI HALL

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

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