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SPONSOR
SUBJECT
STATUS
ACTION/NOTES
         
S.503
Introduced 3/2/17
Sen Ron Wyden
(D-OR)
Current
Co-Sponsors
2/28/18 - 9    
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
1/30/2018 - 44
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
4/13/2018 - 239
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
 
H.R. 4691
Introduced
12/20/17  
Rep Brian
Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8)
Current
Co-Sponsors
3/9/2018 - 10
As introduced, the Woof Act of 2017 would
House Committee on
Agriculture
 
H.R. 4693
Introduced 12/20/17
Rep Brian
Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8)
Current
Co-sponsors
3/9/2018 - 11
As introduced, the Puppy Protection Act of 2017 would
House Committee on  
Agriculture, 01/24/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee
on Livestock and Foreign
Agriculture