SPOTSYVLVANIA, VIRGINIA – In a Southern town chock full of American history, newly sworn in Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA) publicly announced he is about to make Tennessee Walking Horse history when he keeps a campaign promise and co-sponsors the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics Act).
By doing so, Congressman Brat will become the 117th Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives and satisfy the “Hastert Rule”*.
CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT (R-VA) AND 17 YEAR OLD JAMIE MCGUIRE
On the way home to Richmond today after a “whirlwind first week” in Washington. DC, Congressman Dave Brat stopped at the Butternut and Blue Bistro and Bakery in Spotsylvania, Virginia to see and thank his constituents.
One of Congressman Brat’s enthusiastic campaign workers, 17 year old Jamie McGuire of Culpeper,Virginia especially wanted to speak with her new Congressman.
Jamie McGuire had one question for Congressman Dave Brat:
“ARE YOU GOING TO CO-SPONSOR THE PAST ACT?”
Congressman Brat turned to the crowd and explained what the PAST ACT is (an amendment to a law to protect Tennessee Walking Horses from soring by removing the pads and chains), and then he said:
“I told her (Jamie) I would do this, and I will keep my promise”.
CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT CAMPAIGNING FOR OFFICE – AUGUST 2014
The people at the Spotsylvania Bistro applauded Congressman Brat, and then they will soon be joined by the people of the United States of America.
Jamie McGuire is a senior Honor Student at Orange County High School. Upon graduation, she is considering attending Sweetbriar College where she plans to study Political Science. McGuire was part of several AAWHA member lobbying in Washington on behalf of the PAST ACT. One of the visits was an October meeting with her mother Jeannie and Lauren Kovacs, DQP at “WALK ON WASHINGTON”. They met with the staff of U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and the visit led to Senator Brown becoming the 59th U. S. Senator to co-sponsor the PAST ACT.
LAUREN KOVACS, DQP AT “WALK ON WASHINGTON
Jamie McGuire started riding at five years old and is pretty comfortable on the back of a horse:
Nephew Eugene believes he hears a Train A Comin’ …