WASHINGTON, DC ““ Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) is now co-sponsoring the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
Huelskamp becomes the 305th Representative to co-sponsor the proposed legislation. With Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY), the number is 306.
Congressman Huelskamp becomes the 116th Republican (including Congressman Whitfield) to sponsor/co-sponsor the PAST ACT leaving just one more Republican Congressmen necessary to reach the 117 required to satisfy the Hastert Rule.
The 46 year old Huelskamp is a Tea Party Republican who took office in January 2011.
With the addition of Huelskamp, the entire Kansas U. S. House delegation now co-sponsors the PAST ACT.
The continuing effect of the June 18, 2014 “WALK ON WASHINGTON” rally by the All American Walking Horse Alliance which brought the plight of the abused Tennessee Walking Horse to the steps of the U. S. Capitol was a key factor in Huelskamp coming on board to co-sponsor the bill.
REMAINING DAYS ON HOUSE CALENDAR
Nephew Eugene is hearing that possibly three more Republican House members may co-sponsor the PAST ACT.
There are 15 days left on the House Calendar in the lame duck session of Congress.