CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT (R-VA) PUBLICLY ANNOUNCES FRIDAY TO VIRGINIA CONSTITUENTS THAT HE WILL CO-SPONSOR THE PAST ACT – ALL AMERICAN WALKING HORSE ALLIANCE REPRESENTATIVE CONFIRMS IT

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

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DAVE BRAT (R-VA) AND JAMIE MCGUIRE, RESIDENT OF CULPEPER, VIRGINIA

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DAVE BRAT (R-VA) AND AAWHA MEMBER JAMIE MCGUIRE, RESIDENT OF CULPEPER, VIRGINIA AT BUTTERNUT AND BLUE BISTRO AND BAKERY IN SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA WHERE CONGRESSMAN BRAT TODAY ANNOUNCED HE WILL CO-SPONSOR THE PAST ACT

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 WAITING TO SPEAK TO CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT (R-VA)

JAMIE MCGUIRE WAITING TO SPEAK TO CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT (R-VA) AND ASK HIM AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.

Jamie McGuire  had one question for Congressman Dave Brat:

“ARE YOU GOING TO CO-SPONSOR THE PAST ACT?”

JAMIE MCGUIRE ASKS CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT IF HE IS GOING TO CO-SPONSOR THE PAST ACT?

JAMIE MCGUIRE ASKS CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT IF HE IS 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”.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DAVE BRAT (R-VA) AND JAMIE MCGUIRE, RESIDENT OF CULPEPER, VIRGINIA

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DAVE BRAT (R-VA) AND JAMIE MCGUIRE, RESIDENT OF CULPEPER, VIRGINIA

CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT CAMPAIGNING FOR OFFICE – AUGUST 2014

ENTHUSIASTIC VIRGINIAN SUPPORTING DAVE BRAT FOR CONGRESS

ENTHUSIASTIC VIRGINIAN SUPPORTING DAVE BRAT FOR CONGRESS

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.

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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.

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LAUREN KOVACS,  DQP AT “WALK ON WASHINGTON

LAUREN KOVACS,  DQP, "WALK ON WASHINGTON"

LAUREN KOVACS, DQP, “WALK ON WASHINGTON” – Ken Siems Photo

Jamie McGuire started riding at five years old and is pretty comfortable on the back of a horse:

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JAMIE MCGUIRE UP ON RIO

JAMIE MCGUIRE UP ON RIO

JAMIE MCGUIRE UP ON RIO

JAMIE MCGUIRE UP ON BENNY (I'M A ROYAL FLASH" EXHIBITED AT "WALK ON WASHINGTON" BY DENISE PARSONS

JAMIE MCGUIRE UP ON BENNY (I’M A ROYAL FLASH” EXHIBITED AT “WALK ON WASHINGTON” BY DENISE PARSONS

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