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115th Congress                                                                                                        


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Updated:
November 13, 2017  

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BILL NO.
SPONSOR
SUBJECT
STATUS
ACTION/NOTES
         
S.503
Introduced 3/2/17
Sen Ron Wyden
(D-OR)
Current
Co-Sponsors
10/30/17 - 7
Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act    
See H.R. 1368 below.  
SEN Com on Finance
 
         
H.Con.Res.46
Introduced 4/4/17
Rep. Ted S.Yoho,  
(R-FL-3)
Current
Co-Sponsors
4/4/17 - 2  
As introduced, House Congressional Resolution 46 expresses support for
the designation of a "National Purebred Dog Day" with a list of recitals
about the history and significance of purebred dogs.  
House Committee on
Oversight and
Government Reform
 
H.Res. 30
Introduced 1/6/17
Rep Alice Hastings
(D-FL-20)
Current
Co-Sponsors
8/18/17  - 149
As introduced, H.Res. 30 Condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China,
because it: (1) is a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty, (2) is a commercial
activity not grounded in Chinese history, (3) is opposed by a majority of the
Chinese people, and (4) threatens global public health; urges banning and
enactment of a law; reaffirms US commitment to animal welfare.
House Foreign
Affairs,
Subcommittee on
Asia and the Pacific
 
H.R. 1141
Introduced 2/16/17
Rep. Michael F.
Doyle (D-PA-14)
Current
Co-Sponsors
7/18/17 - 42
As introduced, the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017 would amend the
Animal Welfare Act to limit sources of dogs and cats used by research
facilities to (1) from a licensed dealer, (2) from a publicly owned and
operated pound or shelter that meets specified requirements, (3) by
donation from a person who bred and raised the dog or cat or owned it for
not less than one year, or (4) from a research facility licensed by the
Department of Agriculture.  
Congressional Record Statement   
House Agriculture
 
H.R. 1368
Introduced 3/6/17
Rep Earl
Blumenauer
(D-OR-3)
Current
Co-Sponsors
10/2/17 - 49
Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act: To require the
Secretary of Agriculture to make publicly available certain regulatory records
relating to the administration of the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse
Protection Act, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for
the use of an alternative depreciation system for taxpayers violating rules
under the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act, and for other
purposes.
House - Ways and
Means; Agriculture;
Energy and
Commerce
 
H.R. 1406   
Introduced 3/7/17
Rep Alice Hastings
(D-FL-20)
Current
Co-Sponsors
11/8/17 - 208
As introduced, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 would
amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for
human consumption.

A campaign of Social Compassion in Legislation    
House Agriculture
3/23/17Referred to
the Subcommittee on
Livestock and
Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee
on Agriculture