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PAST Act nears Vote in House
U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 or the PAST Act has reached 304 cosponsors as of Thursday, May 23, 2019. This exceeds the amount of co-sponors required to bring the bill to the house floor for a vote.
The PAST Act has been written to change the regulations of the Tennessee Walking Horse show circuit hoping to eliminate the cruel practice of soring. The act's main focus is the elimination of pads and chains used on performance Tennessee Walking Horse also referred to as the "Big Lick" horses that are exhibited throughout the region. This bill has been written several times before over the past 6 years and introduced to only fail in getting a vote. This time around it appears that a floor vote in the House of Representatives could come as early as July of this year. If passed, the bill would then await action by the Senate before it would become law.
Sources in Washington D.C. admit that a vote in the Senate would be difficult to achieve. However, efforts are now under way to solicit Senators to become co-sponsors of the bill in order to bring bi-partisan support. Both Republicans and Democrats support the bill in the Senate and this could mount pressure on Senate leadership to move to a vote. Sources say that if a vote were to take place in the Senate, the outcome would be a toss up. If the bill were to pass the Senate the action would move the PAST Act to President Trump's desk for his signature.
To follow action regarding the PAST Act follow this link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/693
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