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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Welfare of Our Friends Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To 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.

Actions Overview (1)

12/20/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

01/24/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
12/20/2017Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/20/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (166)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 12/20/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 01/18/2018
Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 01/18/2018
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 01/18/2018
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/19/2018
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 01/25/2018
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 01/29/2018
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 02/06/2018
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 02/08/2018
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 03/09/2018
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 04/11/2018
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 04/17/2018
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/25/2018
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 04/26/2018
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 05/10/2018
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 05/17/2018
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 06/05/2018
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 07/10/2018
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 07/10/2018
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 07/17/2018
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 07/23/2018
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 07/25/2018
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 08/17/2018
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 08/21/2018
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 09/06/2018
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 09/06/2018
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 09/07/2018
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 09/17/2018
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 09/17/2018
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 09/17/2018
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 09/17/2018
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 09/17/2018
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 09/17/2018
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 09/17/2018
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 09/24/2018
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/24/2018
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 09/24/2018
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/24/2018
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 09/24/2018
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 09/24/2018
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 09/24/2018
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 09/24/2018
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 09/24/2018
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 09/24/2018
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 09/24/2018
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/24/2018
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/24/2018
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 09/24/2018
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 09/24/2018
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 09/24/2018
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 09/24/2018
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 09/24/2018
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 09/24/2018
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 09/25/2018
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 09/25/2018
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 09/25/2018
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 09/25/2018
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 09/25/2018
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/25/2018
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 09/25/2018
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 09/25/2018
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 09/25/2018
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 09/25/2018
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 09/25/2018
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 09/25/2018
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 09/25/2018
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 09/25/2018
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 09/25/2018
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 09/25/2018
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 09/25/2018
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 09/25/2018
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 09/25/2018
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 09/25/2018
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 09/25/2018
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 09/25/2018
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 09/25/2018
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 09/25/2018
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 09/26/2018
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 09/26/2018
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-18] 09/26/2018
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 09/26/2018
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 09/26/2018
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 09/26/2018
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 09/26/2018
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 09/26/2018
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 09/26/2018
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 09/26/2018
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] 09/26/2018
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 09/26/2018
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 09/26/2018
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 09/27/2018
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 09/27/2018
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 09/27/2018
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 09/27/2018
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 09/27/2018
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 09/27/2018
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 09/27/2018
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 09/27/2018
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 09/27/2018
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/27/2018
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 09/27/2018
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/02/2018
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 10/02/2018
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/02/2018
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 10/02/2018
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 10/02/2018
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/02/2018
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 10/02/2018
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 10/02/2018
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 10/02/2018
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 10/02/2018
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 10/02/2018
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 10/02/2018
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 10/02/2018
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 10/02/2018
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 10/02/2018
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 10/02/2018
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 10/02/2018
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 10/02/2018
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 10/02/2018
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 10/02/2018
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 10/02/2018
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 10/02/2018
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 10/02/2018
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 10/05/2018
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 10/05/2018
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 10/05/2018
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 10/05/2018
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 10/05/2018
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 10/05/2018
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 10/05/2018
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 10/05/2018
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 10/05/2018
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/05/2018
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 10/05/2018
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 10/09/2018
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/09/2018
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 10/09/2018
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 10/09/2018
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] 10/09/2018
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/09/2018
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 10/09/2018
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 10/09/2018
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 10/12/2018
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 10/12/2018
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/16/2018
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 10/19/2018
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 10/19/2018
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 11/14/2018
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 11/14/2018
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 11/27/2018
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 11/30/2018
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 12/06/2018
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 12/06/2018
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 12/06/2018
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 12/06/2018
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 12/10/2018
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 12/12/2018
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 12/12/2018
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 12/12/2018
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 12/13/2018
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 12/13/2018
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 12/13/2018
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 12/19/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture12/20/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture01/24/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/20/2017)

Welfare of Our Friends Act of 2017 or the WOOF! Act

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from licensing a dealer of dogs whose previous licenses have been suspended or revoked in the last 10 years if the license is for operating a facility that the dealer previously used. Further, USDA may not issue or renew a license to: (1) the dog dealer's immediate family members, (2) a person who resides at the same address as the dog dealer, or (3) certain legal entities if such dealer holds an ownership interest in the entity.