TIME RUNNING OUT ON PAST ACT – HAS ED WHITFIELD TODAY ASKED HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER FOR A FLOOR VOTE? HAS WAYNE PACELLE TODAY ASKED MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID FOR A SENATE FLOOR VOTE? PLEASE CALL AND ASK THEM – MR. WHITFIELD – 202-225-3115 – MR. PACELLE – 301-258-0242

WASHINGTON, DC –  The American People who have fought so hard to get the PAST ACT a Floor Vote are now in suspense waiting to hear if Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) has gotten an answer today if  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)   are going to allow a Floor Vote for the PAST ACT.

The  American  People  who have fought so hard to get the  PAST ACT  a  Floor Vote  are now in suspense waiting to hear if  Mr. Wayne Pacelle  has gotten an answer  today  if U. S. Senate  Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)   is going to allow a Floor Vote for the  PAST ACT.

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“The Horses” only have 5 legislative days left,  and there is NO WORD if the law to protect them will receive a Floor Vote in the U. S. House or U. S. Senate.

  • HAS ED WHITFIELD ASKED JOHN BOEHNER TODAY FOR A FLOOR VOTE?
U. S. REPRESENTATIVE ED WHITFIELD (R-KY)

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE ED WHITFIELD (R-KY)

U. S. HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH)

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JOHN BOEHNER  (R-OH)

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH)

U. S. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY (R-CA)

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The American People are also waiting to hear if American Horse Council President James “Jay” Hickey,   HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle or AVMA CEO Ron Dehaven are doing everything possible to get a Senate Floor Vote.  Mr. Pacelle has said the PAST ACT is the Number One legislative priority.

“If Commerce passes it, then Reid, if we give him enough time, can do a cloture vote on it. This would be our one cloture ask of him this Congress. We’ve got enough ins with him that we just might get it done.”  Wayne Pacelle

  • HAS WAYNE PACELLE ASKED HARRY REID TODAY FOR A FLOOR VOTE?

WAYNE PACELLE,  CEO,  THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

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U. S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-NV)

U. S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-VA)

U. S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-VA)

There are 307 House Co-Sponsors – 60 U. S. Senators – and 118 House Republicans, two more than Hastert Rule requires.

Shouldn’t this level of support for an animal cruelty bill to protect horses which are inhumanely sored and then exhibited in the name of family entertainment merit an up or down vote in the U. S. House and the U. S. Senate?

Could this be part of the problem?

CONTRIBUTIONS TO JOHN BOEHNER FROM SORE BIG LICK SUPPORTERS

 
Terry Dotson (TN)- He is one of the people (PSHA Board member) listed on the letter to the Ethic Committee
6/26/97 – $500 to Hal Rogers for Congress
9/08/00 – $1,000 to Hal Rogers for Congress
10/14/10 – $2,400 to Hal Rogers for Congress
10/02/12 – $1,000 to Hal Rogers for Congress
9/25/13 –   $1,500 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
6/25/13 – $5,000 to Boehner for Speaker
3/24/11 – $5,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee
10/11/05 – $5,000 to Republican Party of Kentucky  
10/27/10 – $507 to Republican National Committee
1/19/11- $1,275 to Republican National Committee
6/30/13 – $2,400 to Friends of John Boehner
6/30/13 – $2,600 to Friends of John Boehner
3/24/13- $5,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee
7/18/06 – $5,000 to Republican Party of Kentucky
5/24/12 – $5,000 to HAL (Help America’s Leaders) PAC (Hal Rogers)  
12/15/13- $2,000 to HAL PAC
3/24/14- $5,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee
Total for  Terry Dotson: $50,182.00
 
From Judith Dotson (TN)- Wife of above Terry Dotson
9/25/13 – $1,500 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
3/24/11 – $5,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee
Total for  Judith Dotson: $6,500.00
 
Irvin Dotson (TN)- Brother of above Terry Dotson
2/21/12 – $1,000 to HAL PAC
Total for  Irvin Dotson: $1,000.00
 
David L. Howard (TN)- Chairman of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, his son Jeffrey Howard is on the Ethics letter
6/30/13 – $1,000 to John Boehner for Speaker
9/30/13 – $2,000 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
Total for  David L. Howard: $3,000.00
 
Jeffrey Howard (TN)- Son of above David Howard, Editor of the Walking Horse Report, on Ethics letter
6/26/13 – $1,000 to Boehner for Speaker
10/03/12 – $2,500 to Hal Rogers for Congress
9/25/2013 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
3/24/2014- $1,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee
Total for  Jeffrey Howard: $5,500.00
 
James L. Griffith (KY) ““ Brother-In-Law of above Terry Dotson, and listed on Ethics letter
6/26/13 – $1,000 to Boehner for Speaker
6/30/13 – $1,000 to Friends of John Boehner
9/25/13 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for  James L. Griffith: $3,000.00
 
Karen Inman (TN)- Wife of Mike Inman CEO of the Celebration, listed on Ethics letter
9/25/13 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for  Karen Inman: $1,000.00
 
Nancy Groover (TX)
9/25/13 – $500 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for Nancy Groover: $500.00
 
Frank Eichler (TN)- Longtime sore big lick  spokesperson   lawyer for PSHA who sent the Ethics letter, owns the largest “big lick” breeding farm in the country, Rising Star Ranch
6/26/13 – $1,000 to Boehner for Speaker
9/25/13 – $2,600 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
9/25/13- $400 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
9/28/12- $2,500 to HAL PAC
Total for Frank Eichler: $6,500.00
 
Janice Fostek (VA)- Repeat HPA citation violaton and sore horse owner
9/25/13 – $2,400 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
9/25/13 – $2,600 to Marsha Blackburn Committee  
Total for Janice Fostek: $5,000.00
 
Joe Dietz (IN)- Longtime sore horse owner and owner of 1981 World Grand Champion, The Pusher
9/25/13 – $500 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for Joe Dietz: $500.00  
Jeff Speaks (KY) ““ Lobbyist for PSHA
6/25/13 – $2,500 to Boehner for Speaker
6/25/13 – $2,500 to Friends of John Boehner
Total for Jeff Speaks: $5,000.00
 
TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association) PAC ““ One of Steve Smith’s PACS
10/26/2000 – $1,000 to Hal Rogers for Congress
9/25/13 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for TWHBEA PAC: $2,000.00
 
Stephen B. Smith (TN)- TWHBEA President, and Finance Chairman for Lamar Alexander and TN Republican Party  
3/6/12 – $5,000 to TN Political Action Committee
10/2/12- $2,500 to Hal Rogers for Congress
3/11/98- $5,000 to Campaign for a New American Century (tied to TWHBEA PAC)
5/28/99 – $250 to Volunteer PAC (tied to all TN Candidates including Marsha)
9/25/01 – $1,000 to Volunteer PAC
9/19/01 – $5,000 to Volunteer PAC
11/30/01- $1,000 to Volunteer PAC
9/25/13- $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress  
3/6/12- $5,000 to TN Political Action Committee  
7/22/08- $2,300 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
10/25/12- $2,500 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
10/19/11- $2,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
7/25/13- $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress  
4/2/13- $1,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee
2/24/14- $5,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee  
3/10/08- $4,000 to Rock City PAC (ties to all TN Candidates)
3/31/08- $10,000 to Republican National Committee  
Total for Stephen B. Smith: $53,550.00
 
Reese Smith (TN) ““ Brother of Steve Smith
4/14/03 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
5/11/04 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
7/2/04 – $5,000 to TN Republican Federal Election Acct
9/28/04 – $2,000 to Volunteer PAC
4/6/05- $5,000 to MARSHA PAC
6/24/05- $1,000 to TN Republican Party Federal Election Acct
9/21/05- $5,000 to TN PAC
11/18/05- $2,000 to TN Republican Federal Election Acct
7/21/08- $2,100 to TN PAC
8/18/08- $2,100 to SHOW PAC (Steve Smith is treasuer and this PAC only supports Marsha and one other candidate)  
Total for Reese Smith: $26,200.00
 
Denise Smith (TN)- Wife of Steve Smith
2/6/2014 – $2,600 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
Total for Denise Smith: $2,600.00
 
Stephen B. Smith, Jr.(TN)- Son of Steve Smith
1/5/2014 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
7/25/2013 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
Total for Stephen B. Smith, Jr.: $2,000.00
 
David “Duke” Thorson (OH) – Sore horse owner and listed on Ethics letter
6/26/2013- $1,000 to Boehner for Speaker
6/26/2013- $1,000 to Friends of John Boehner
Total for Duke Thorson: $2,000.00
 
John T. Bobo (TN)- Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Board Member and Former Chairman
1/22/2014 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
6/26/2013 – $1,000 to Boehner for Speaker
Total for John T. Bobo: $2,000.00
 
Randall R. Baskin, Sr. (TN)- HPA Citation Violaton and Owner of 2002 World Grand Champion Out On Parole
7/16/2014 – $500 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
Total for Randall R. Baskin, Sr.: $500.00
 
Robert F. Kilgore (AL) – HPA Citation Violaton and Owner of the 1997 WGC Jackie McConnell (ABC Nightline Expose on soring) rode, also owner of the 2005, 2010, and 2012 World Grand Champions
9/25/2013 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
Total for Robert F. Kilgore: $1,000.00
 
Bruce E. Vaughn (OH)- HPA Violator and former TWHBEA Board Member
9/25/2013 – $500 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
Total for Bruce Vaughn: $500.00
 
James “Buck” Harless (WV)- Now deceased, owner of multiple sore horse champions
9/30/2013 – $1,500 to Boehner for Speaker
Total for late James Harless: $1,500.00
 
Kevin Bruce MacDonald (GA)”“ Multiple HPA Citation violatons and PSHA BOD Member- listed on Ethics letter
6/26/2013 – $500 to Boehner for Speaker
9/25/2013 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
4/2/2014 – $1,000 to Hal Rogers for Congress
Total for Bruce MacDonald: $2,500.00
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Jim Cortner (TN)- Sore Big Lick horse owner listed on Ethics letter, Chairman of PSHA
9/25/2013 – $1,500 to Marsha Blackburn Committee
4/2/2014 – $1,000 to Hal Rogers for Congress
2/23/11 – $225 to Republican National Committee
Total for Jim Cortner: $2,725.00
 
Shannon Cotter (TN)- Walking Horse Exhibitor
9/25/2013 – $250 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for Shannon Cotter: $250.00
 
Owen “Pat” Marsh (TN)- Celebration Board Member
9/25/2013 – $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
3/11/08- $500 to Republican National Committee
10/10/08- $500 to Republican National Committee
5/15/08- $200 to Republican National Committee
Total for Pat Marsh: $2,200.00
 
Lee McGartland (TX)”“ sore big lick supporter listed on Ethics letter/PSHA BOD Member
9/25/2013- $1,000 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for Lee McGartland: $1,000.00
 
Charles Mosley (KY)- sore big lick supporter
9/25/2013 – $500 to Marsha Blackburn for Congress
Total for Charles Mosely: $500.00
****Other donations made to Boehner for Speaker from TN and KY on the same 6/25/2013 and 6/26/2013 dates the sore horse people made donations to Boehner  
****These are not necessarily horse people but are to be tied to Jeff Speaks/Hal Rogers/Marsha Blackburn*****
Advocat PAC Inc., Brentwood, TN – $15,000
Ward Correll, Somerset, KY – $10,000
L.D. Gorman, Somerset, KY- $10,000
Gary Reece, Annville, KY- $1,000
George Begley, London, KY – $10,000
James Begley, London, KY- $10,000
Robert Brown, Corbin, KY- $10,000
Don Childers, Whitesburg, KY- $5,000
J.C. Egnew, Stearns, KY- $10,000
Terry Forcht, Corbin, KY- $10,000
Bob Hutchison, Staffordsville, KY- $5,000
Leonard Lawson, Lexington, KY – $5,000
Walter May, Pikeville, KY – $5,000
Jack Sykes, Pikeville, KY – $5,000
Michael Whitaker, W. Someset, KY- $5,000
Total for miscellaneous contributions above: $116,000.00
 
GRAND TOTAL OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS: $306,707.00
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Call Congressman Ed Whitfield202 – 225 – 3115.
Call Mr. Wayne Pacelle –  301 – 258 – 0242.
Nephew Eugene says the American People  have done their part, and they and “The Horses” they are trying to protect,  deserve an answer NOW from Mr. Whitfield and Mr. Pacelle IF the PAST ACT is going to get a Floor Vote.
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