U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO) BECOMES #60 U.S. SENATOR NOW MAKING THE PAST ACT FILIBUSTER PROOF PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-MO) TO MOVE PAST ACT TO SENATE FLOOR FOR A VOTE

WASHINGTON, DC  ““  U.  S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO),  is now co-sponsoring the  PAST ACT  (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).    Senator  Claire McCaskill rarely, if ever,  co-sponsors a Bill.    Her Missouri constituents were influential in persuading her to make an exception this time,  and to step up and protect the horses from the sore Big Lick.

U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO)

U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO)

Senator McCaskill’s co-sponsorship now makes the PAST ACT filibuster-proof in the Senate,  and it provides Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with what he needs to bring the matter to the Senate Floor for a vote, and if necessary,  invoke  cloture procedure, to allow the Senators to vote on the  PAST ACT.

SENATE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

U. S. SENATE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

U. S. SENATE LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

The All American Walking Horse Alliance  and its staunch supporter  FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) along with Gaitway Horse Association based in St. Louis all played major roles in Senator McCaskill deciding to co-sponsor and endorse the PAST ACT.

All politics is local, and FOSH,  with more members in Missouri than any other state, definitely played a major role in Senator McCaskill’s decision:

FOSH PRESIDENT TERESA BIPPEN TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS

TERESA BIPPEN, FOSH PRESIDENT

TERESA BIPPEN, FOSH PRESIDENT

Here is an excerpt from FOSH President  Teresa Bippen’s recent letter to  Senator McCaskill:
“Once again, I am respectfully requesting you to cosponsor the PAST Act and urge Senator Reid to allow the PAST Act to come to the floor.   Time is of the essence as we know that Senator McConnell, as Majority leader beginning in 2015, will not allow this bill to be enacted.     ..   We would be so proud to have our       Missouri Senator be the champion that can get   this Bill passed and cut through   the blocking of the PAST Act that is occurring in Washington, D.C.”

 Some of FOSH's accomplishments include:

  • Persuading the the State of Missouri to no longer al Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses at the Missouri State Fair.
  • Urging the USDA to take action to decertify the HAWHA (Heart of America Walking Horse Association), formerly located in Missouri, horse inspection program for violating provisions of the Horse Protection Act.
  • Aide in the movement to ban Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses at State Fairs across America.  A Change.org Petition to cancel Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses at the  N.C. State Fair now has 19,275 signatures.

35 U. S.  SENATORS NOT YET CO-SPONSORING PAST ACT

John Barrasso ( R-WY)

Roy Blunt ( R-MO)

John Boozman (R-AR)

Richard Burr ( R-NC)

Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

Dan Coats ( R-IN)

Tom Coburn ( R-OK)

Thad Cochran ( R-MS)

Bob Corker ( R-TN)

John Cornyn ( R-TX)

Ted Cruz ( R-TX)

Michael Enzi ( R-WY)

Deb Fischer ( R-NE)

Jeff Flake ( R-AZ)

Lindsey Graham ( R-SC)

Charles Grassley ( R-IA)

Heidi Heitkamp ( D-ND)

Dean Heller ( R-NV)

John Hoeven (R-ND)

James Inhofe ( R-OK)

Ron Johnson ( R-WI)

Mike Lee ( R-UT)

Joe Manchin ( D-WVA)

John McCain ( R-AZ)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Lisa Murkowski ( R-AK

Rob Portman (R-OH)

Harry Reid ( D-NV)

Jim Risch ( R-ID)

Pat Roberts ( R-KS)

Jay Rockefeller ( D-WVA)

Tim Scott (R-SC)

Jeff Sessions ( R-AL

Richard Shelby ( R-AL)

Jon Tester ( D-MT)

Roger Wicker ( R-MS)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid now /has a decision to make.

And these guys are depending on him.

THEHORSES

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