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March 14, 2019
115th Congress             

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BILL NO.
SPONSOR
SUBJECT
STATUS
ACTION/NOTES
         
H.Res.34
Introduced 1/9/2019
Donald Norcross
[D-NJ-1]
Current Co-Sponsors
10
2/7/2019
House Resolution 34 supports the designation of a National Animal Rescue
Day to create awareness for animal rescue programs throughout the year
and address the challenge of overpopulation through continued spaying and
neutering.
1/9/2019  Referred to the House Committee
on Oversight and Reform.
 
H.R.689
Introduced2/8/2019
Michael F. Doyle,
[D-PA-18]
Current Co-Sponsors
19
3/6/2019
As introduced, H.R. 689 would be cited as “Pet Safety and Protection Act of
2019” and amend the Animal Welfare Act 7 USC 2137 to ensure that all dogs
and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally.
Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign
Agriculture
 
H.R. 724
Introduced
1/23/2019
Theodore E Deutch,  
[D-FL-22]
Current Co-Sponsors
186
1/23/2019    
As introduced, H.R. 724, the “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act” or
the “PACT Act” would make it unlawful for any person to purposely engage in
animal crushing in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or within the
special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or create or
distribute crush videos with some qualifications.  
1/23/2019  House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
H.R.737
1/23/2019
Gregorio Kilili
Camacho Sablan
(D-Northern Mariana
Islands)
Current Co-Sponsors

163
3/12/2019  
As introduced, HR 737 would prohibit the sale of shark fins. Bill text.  
1/23/19 Referred to the House Committee on
Natural Resources
2/11/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on
Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
 
H.R. 971
Introduced
2/05/2019
Katherine M. Clark,
[D-MA-5]
As introduced, H.R. 971 would amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit
the possession of a firearm by, or the disposition of a firearm to, a person
who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of animal
cruelty.                    t
2/5/2019 House Committee on the Judiciary
 
H.R.1002
Introduced 2/6/2019
Brian K. Fitzpatrick,
[R-PA-1]
Current Co-Sponsors
13
2/6/2019  
As introduced, H.R. 1002 would amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the
issuance of licenses to certain individuals connected to dealers of dogs who
have had licenses revoked, and for other purposes.   text pending
House Committee on Agriculture
 
H.R.1155
Introduced
2/13/2019
Dina Titus, [D-NV-1]
Current Co-Sponsors
8
1
3/13/2019    
As introduced, H.R. 1155 would amend title 38, United States Code, to
prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from conducting medical research
causing significant pain or distress to dogs and be cited as the “Preventing
Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act
of 2019” or the “PUPPERS Act of 2019”.
House - Veterans' Affairs