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Horse Slaughter Prohibition bill (Identified by CRS)

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
09/07/2006Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 263 - 146, 1 Present (Roll No. 433).
09/06/2006Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
09/06/2006Reported adversely (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 109-617, Part I.
02/01/2005Introduced in House

All Actions (42)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/21/2006SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 631.
09/20/2006SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
09/19/2006-2:03pmHousePapers returned to House pursuant to H. Res. 1011.
09/19/2006SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/18/2006SenateReturned to the House pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1011 by Unanimous Consent.
09/18/2006SenatePrevious actions vitiated by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9686)
09/11/2006SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 603.
09/08/2006SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
09/07/2006-3:00pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/07/2006-3:00pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 263 - 146, 1 Present (Roll No. 433).
09/07/2006-2:43pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6336)
09/07/2006-2:43pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 503.
09/07/2006-2:40pmHouseH.Amdt.1205 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 149 - 256, 1 Present (Roll no. 432).
09/07/2006-2:32pmHouseH.Amdt.1204 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 229, 1 Present (Roll no. 431).
09/07/2006-2:04pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
09/07/2006-2:04pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
09/07/2006-1:50pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 981, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
09/07/2006-1:50pmHouseH.Amdt.1205 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. King (IA). (consideration: CR H6332-6335, H6335-6336; text: CR H6332)
09/07/2006-1:49pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
09/07/2006-1:39pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 981, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment.
09/07/2006-1:38pmHouseH.Amdt.1204 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H6330-6332, H6335; text: CR H6330)
09/07/2006-12:04pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour and 20 minutes of general debate on H.R. 503.
09/07/2006-12:04pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Adam H. Putnam to act as Chairman of the Committee.
09/07/2006-12:04pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 981 and Rule XVIII.
09/07/2006-12:03pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 503 with 1 hour and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
09/07/2006-12:03pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 981. (consideration: CR H6316-6337)
09/07/2006-11:14amHouseORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Boehner asked unanimous consent that, during further proceedings today in the House and in Committee of the Whole, the Chair be authorized to reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any question that otherwise could be subjected to five-minute voting under clause 8 or 9 of rule 20 or under clause 6 of rule 18. Agreed to without objection.
09/07/2006-11:14amHouseRule H. Res. 981 passed House.
09/06/2006-8:45pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 981 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 503 with 1 hour and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
09/06/2006HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 357.
09/06/2006HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
09/06/2006HouseReported adversely (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 109-617, Part I.
09/06/2006HouseUnfavorable Executive Comment Received from USDA.
07/26/2006HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/25/2006HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
07/13/2006HouseRereferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/13/2006HouseRereferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/13/2006HouseRereferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/18/2006HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR 5/19/2006 H2839)
02/25/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/01/2005HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
02/01/2005HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (203)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-45]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-48]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 02/01/2005
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 02/01/2005
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14] 02/09/2005
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 02/09/2005
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 02/09/2005
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 02/09/2005
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 02/09/2005
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 02/09/2005
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 02/17/2005
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 02/17/2005
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5] 02/17/2005
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 02/17/2005
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 02/17/2005
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 02/17/2005
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 02/17/2005
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 02/17/2005
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 02/17/2005
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 02/17/2005
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 02/17/2005
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-41] 02/17/2005
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 02/17/2005
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 02/17/2005
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 02/17/2005
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 02/17/2005
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 02/17/2005
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 02/17/2005
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 02/17/2005
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 02/17/2005
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 03/02/2005
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4] 03/02/2005
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 03/02/2005
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 03/02/2005
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 03/02/2005
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2] 03/02/2005
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 03/02/2005
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 03/02/2005
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 03/02/2005
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 03/02/2005
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 03/02/2005
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 03/02/2005
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 03/02/2005
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 03/02/2005
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 03/10/2005
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 03/10/2005
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 03/10/2005
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 03/10/2005
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 03/10/2005
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 03/10/2005
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 03/10/2005
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 03/10/2005
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 03/10/2005
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] 03/15/2005
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 03/15/2005
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 03/15/2005
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 03/15/2005
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 03/15/2005
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 03/15/2005
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 04/05/2005
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 04/05/2005
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 04/05/2005
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 04/05/2005
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 04/05/2005
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13] 04/05/2005
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 04/05/2005
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 04/14/2005
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 04/14/2005
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 04/14/2005
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 04/27/2005
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/27/2005
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/27/2005
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 04/27/2005
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 04/27/2005
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7] 04/27/2005
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 04/28/2005
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 04/28/2005
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 05/09/2005
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 05/09/2005
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 05/12/2005
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 05/12/2005
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 05/23/2005
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 05/23/2005
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 05/26/2005
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 05/26/2005
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 06/07/2005
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 06/07/2005
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 06/07/2005
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 06/07/2005
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 06/07/2005
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 06/07/2005
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/16/2005
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-24] 06/16/2005
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 06/20/2005
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3] 06/20/2005
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 07/11/2005
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 07/11/2005
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 07/11/2005
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 07/12/2005
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/18/2005
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 07/21/2005
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 07/26/2005
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 09/07/2005
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 09/07/2005
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 09/20/2005
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 09/20/2005
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 09/21/2005
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 09/28/2005
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 09/28/2005
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/17/2005
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 10/18/2005
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 10/19/2005
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 10/26/2005
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [R-VA-5] 11/03/2005
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 11/08/2005
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 11/09/2005
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 11/09/2005
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 11/09/2005
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 11/15/2005
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 11/17/2005
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 12/13/2005
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 12/13/2005
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 12/15/2005
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 01/31/2006
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 01/31/2006
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 01/31/2006
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 01/31/2006
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 01/31/2006
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 01/31/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 01/31/2006
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 01/31/2006
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 01/31/2006
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 02/01/2006
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 02/08/2006
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2] 02/14/2006
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 02/15/2006
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 02/15/2006
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 03/02/2006
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8] 03/07/2006
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 03/07/2006
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 03/08/2006
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 03/14/2006
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 03/14/2006
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 03/16/2006
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 03/28/2006
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 04/04/2006
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 04/27/2006
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 04/27/2006
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 05/09/2006
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 05/09/2006
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] 05/09/2006
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 05/09/2006
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 05/10/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/11/2006
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 05/16/2006
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 05/16/2006
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 05/16/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 05/16/2006
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 05/16/2006
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 05/16/2006
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 05/16/2006
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] 05/17/2006
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 05/25/2006
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/25/2006
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 06/06/2006
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/06/2006
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-5] 06/07/2006
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 06/13/2006
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 06/19/2006
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 06/19/2006
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 06/19/2006
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3] 06/22/2006
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 06/22/2006
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16] 06/22/2006
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 06/22/2006
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 06/22/2006
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 06/22/2006
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/22/2006
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 06/22/2006
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 06/22/2006
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 06/26/2006
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 06/26/2006
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 06/26/2006
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 06/28/2006
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 06/28/2006
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6] 06/28/2006
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 07/12/2006
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 07/20/2006
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 07/24/2006
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 07/24/2006
Rep. Campbell, John [R-CA-48] 07/25/2006
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 07/28/2006

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce02/01/2005 Referred to
07/13/2006 Re-Referred to
07/26/2006 Hearings by
09/06/2006 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection02/25/2005 Referred to
07/25/2006 Hearings by
House Agriculture07/13/2006 Re-Referred to
09/06/2006 Reported by H. Rept. 109-617

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Subjects (21)


Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (09/07/2006)

Amends the Horse Protection Act to define: (1) "human consumption" as ingestion by people as a source of food; and (2) "slaughter" as the killing of one or more horses or other equines with the intent to sell or trade the flesh for human consumption.

Sets forth additional congressional findings.

Prohibits the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to detain for examination, testing, or the taking of evidence: (1) any horse at any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction which is sore or which the Secretary has probable cause to believe is sore; and (2) any horse or other equine which the Secretary has probable cause to believe is being shipped, transported, moved, delivered, received, possessed, purchased, sold, or donated in violation of such prohibition.

Increases the annual authorization of appropriations.