Oct. 16, Washington, D.C. -- Rev. David Duncombe, a United Church of Christ minister from Washington state, broke his 40-day fast during a prayer breakfast on Capitol Hill this morning as the introduction of new Senate companion legislation to the Jubilee Act (S 2166).
Rev. Duncombe was joined by Representatives Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Donald Payne (D-NJ), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO), each of whom broke their own one-day fasts for the legislation.
The introduction of a new Senate companion bill sponsored by Senators Robert Casey (D-PA), Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Chris Dodd (D-CT) was also announced. Senators Joseph Biden (D-DE), John Sununu (R-NH), and Barack Obama (D-IL) are original co-sponsors of the legislation. MORE