Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 113th Congress.

S. 1406 - PAST Act

Animals. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

PAST Act

S. 1406 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • PAST Act
  • Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013
  • PAST Act
  • Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2014
  • PAST Act
Sponsor
Kelly Ayotte
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Animals
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Crimes against animals and natural resources
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Government information and archives
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Mammals
  • Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers
  • Veterinary medicine and animal diseases
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/31/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/31/2013
7/31/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
7/31/2013Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar4/09/2014Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
9/15/2014Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-254.
Put on a legislative calendar9/15/2014Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 562.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Veterinarians
Animal Rights
Horse breeders (split)
$512,770
$243,130
$755,900
$0

opposed this bill

Horse breeders (split)
20 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
PAST Act

20 organizations supported this bill

American Association of Equine Practitioners
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
American Competitive Trail Horse Association
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
American Horse Council
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
American Quarter Horse Association
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association (n.d.). Do your part to protect the welfare of walking horses!. Retrieved June 22, 2014, from AVMA.
Animal Law Coalition
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Animal Welfare Institute
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Best Friends Animal Society
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Equine Welfare Alliance
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Hooved Animal Humane Society
Hooved Animal Humane Society (n.d.). Legislative Efforts. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Hooved Animal Humane Society.
Humane Society Legislative Fund
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
humane society veterinary medical association
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
National Association of Federal Veterinarians
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
U.S. Animal Health Association
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
United States Equestrian Federation
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
Humane Society of the United States (2014, December 2). Endorsements for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Humane Society of the United States.
World Walking Horse Association
Lightner, Mindy (2014, May 19). WWHA Letter to Congress. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from World Walking Horse Association.

1 organization opposed this bill

Performance Show Horse Association
Performance Show Horse Association (2014, June 20). Support Blackburn/ Alexander On Walking Horse Reform Don’t Be Misled By HSUS Hype. Retrieved December 17, 2014, from Performance Show Horse Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$9,500$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$19,450$0
John BarrassoRWY$2,900$0
Max BaucusDMT$3,600$0
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$12,650$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,150$0
Roy BluntRMO$9,550$0
John BoozmanRAR$750$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$15,200$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,150$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$9,600$0
Ben CardinDMD$11,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Bob CaseyDPA$20,650$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$0
Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,900$0
Tom CoburnROK$2,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$18,500$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$10,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,433$0
Bob CorkerRTN$500$0
John CornynRTX$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$8,000$0
Ted CruzRTX$8,500$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$12,200$0
Mike EnziRWY$3,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$8,000$0
Deb FischerRNE$13,000$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$4,000$0
Al FrankenDMN$9,950$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$11,750$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,000$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,150$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$11,250$0
Tom HarkinDIA$6,500$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$7,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$16,500$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$3,800$0
Dean HellerRNV$2,800$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$750$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,750$0
Mike JohannsRNE$5,000$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$18,450$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$4,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$13,200$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,000$0
Mark KirkRIL$6,750$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$8,000$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$36,280$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,000$0
Mike LeeRUT$500$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$700$0
John McCainRAZ$6,400$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$16,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,500$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,033$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$27,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$15,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$3,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$8,350$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$15,950$0
Rand PaulRKY$3,601$0
Rob PortmanROH$4,000$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$12,500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$34,500$0
Jim RischRID$1,750$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,000$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$4,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Brian SchatzDHI$500$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$8,000$0
Tim ScottRSC$1,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$200$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$5,083$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$16,000$0
Jon TesterDMT$7,150$0
John ThuneRSD$8,750$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,470$0
Mark UdallDCO$9,650$0
Tom UdallDNM$5,250$0
David VitterRLA$21,700$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,250$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$4,900$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$4,100$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$6,000$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$9,500$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$19,450$0
John BarrassoRWY$2,900$0
Max BaucusDMT$3,600$0
Mark BegichDAK$2,000$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$12,650$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,150$0
Roy BluntRMO$9,550$0
John BoozmanRAR$750$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$15,200$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$15,150$0
Richard BurrRNC$6,500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$9,600$0
Ben CardinDMD$11,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Bob CaseyDPA$20,650$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$0
Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,900$0
Tom CoburnROK$2,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$18,500$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$10,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$4,433$0
Bob CorkerRTN$500$0
John CornynRTX$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$8,000$0
Ted CruzRTX$8,500$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$12,200$0
Mike EnziRWY$3,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$8,000$0
Deb FischerRNE$13,000$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$4,000$0
Al FrankenDMN$9,950$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$11,750$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,000$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,150$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$11,250$0
Tom HarkinDIA$6,500$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$7,000$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$16,500$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$3,800$0
Dean HellerRNV$2,800$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$750$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,750$0
Mike JohannsRNE$5,000$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$18,450$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$4,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$13,200$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,000$0
Mark KirkRIL$6,750$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$8,000$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$36,280$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,000$0
Mike LeeRUT$500$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,000$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$700$0
John McCainRAZ$6,400$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$16,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,500$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,033$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$27,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$15,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,000$0
Chris MurphyDCT$3,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$8,350$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$15,950$0
Rand PaulRKY$3,601$0
Rob PortmanROH$4,000$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$12,500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$34,500$0
Jim RischRID$1,750$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,000$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$4,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Brian SchatzDHI$500$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$8,000$0
Tim ScottRSC$1,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$200$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$5,083$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$16,000$0
Jon TesterDMT$7,150$0
John ThuneRSD$8,750$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$5,470$0
Mark UdallDCO$9,650$0
Tom UdallDNM$5,250$0
David VitterRLA$21,700$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,250$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$4,900$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$4,100$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$6,000$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Veterinarians$512,770
Animal Rights$243,130
Horse breeders$209,440

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Horse breeders$209,440
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