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Additional Co-Sponsors Sign Competing Walking Horse Bills



Competing legislation in both the House of Representatives and Senate that deals with Tennessee Walking Horses, Racking Horses and Spotted Saddle Horses has seen activity in the last week with additional co-sponsors signing on in support.

In the Senate, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) signed on in support of S.2193 introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on May 7.  Both Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were original co-sponsors of S.2193.  The competing legislation, S. 1406, introduced by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) added Charles Schumer (D-NY) on May 6.

In the House of Representatives, H.R. 1518, introduced by Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) added four co-sponsors last week.  Scott Perry (R-PA) was added on May 7, Matt Salmon (R-AZ) on May 8 and Ron Barber (D-AZ) and Hakeem Jefffries (D-NY) on May 9.  The additions bring the total co-sponsors of the PAST Act to 272 in the House of Representatives.

Competing legislation introduced by Congressman Marsha Blackburn continues to have the support of the entire Republican delegation from Tennessee and two Republican representatives from Kentucky.  In the states most affected by the Tennessee Walking Horse, overwhelming majority support lies with the legislation sponsored by Congressman Blackburn and Senator Alexander.

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