WASHINGTON, DC – The day after the day after, an All American Walking Horse Alliance delegation led by AAWHA organizer Jeannie McGuire of Unionville, Virginia was back on Capitol Hill lobbying for passage of the PAST ACT.
The Hastert Rule (a majority of the majority of the Republican House members) will have to be satisfied before Speaker Boehner will consider giving the PAST ACT a floor vote. The PAST ACT is a couple of Republican co-sponsors short of meeting the Hastert Rule requirements.
Even if the Hastert Rule is satisfied, there remains the question if Speaker Boehner will allow a floor vote. The PAST ACT is presently being blocked by House and Energy Subcommittee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who replaced Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) was amenable to removing the Bill from the Committee for a House Floor vote, but apparently McCarthy was overruled by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
Also affecting the PAST ACT getting a House floor vote is Congressman Ed Whitfield has faced a preliminary ethics probe due to a Complaint instigated last December by the sore Big Lick group led by The Walking Horse Report Editor/PSHA Spokesperson Jeffrey Howard, Celebration CEO Mike Inman and PSHA Directors. The House Ethics Committee looking into the matter is expected to decide by next Monday, November 10, 2014, if there will be a full blown Ethics Investigation surrounding Whitfield regarding a West Virginia real estate transaction.
AAWHA DELEGATION – NOVEMBER 6, 2014
MARKING THE DOOR OF SORE BIG LICK REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN)
Meanwhile, the Sound Horse World is looking to PAST ACT Sponsor Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) to close the deal on the passage of the PAST ACT.
REMAINING DAYS ON THE HOUSE CALENDAR
And so it goes as the time grows shorter and shorter with each passing day.