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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

PACT Act
Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To revise section 48 of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/23/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
10/16/2019Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Deutch.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/05/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/23/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/23/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (296)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Rose, John W. [R-TN-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 01/23/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 01/23/2019
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 01/28/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 01/28/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 01/28/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 01/28/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 01/28/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 01/28/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 01/28/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 01/28/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 01/28/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 01/29/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 01/29/2019
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 01/29/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 01/29/2019
Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14] 01/29/2019
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 01/29/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 01/29/2019
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 01/30/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/30/2019
Rep. Meuser, Daniel [R-PA-9] 01/30/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 01/30/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 02/04/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 02/04/2019
Rep. Riggleman, Denver [R-VA-5] 02/05/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 02/05/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 02/05/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 02/05/2019
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 02/05/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 02/05/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 02/08/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 02/08/2019
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 02/08/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 02/11/2019
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 02/11/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 02/11/2019
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 02/11/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 02/13/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 02/13/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 02/13/2019
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 02/13/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/13/2019
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 02/15/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 02/15/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 02/25/2019
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 02/25/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 02/25/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 02/25/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 02/25/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 02/25/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 02/25/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 02/26/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 03/04/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 03/04/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. [D-IL-4] 03/04/2019
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 03/04/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 03/06/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 03/08/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 03/12/2019
Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] 03/12/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 03/12/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 03/18/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 03/18/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 03/18/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 03/26/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 03/29/2019
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 04/02/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 04/02/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 04/08/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 04/08/2019
Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] 04/08/2019
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 04/08/2019
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 04/18/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 04/18/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 04/25/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 04/25/2019
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 05/07/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 05/07/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 05/07/2019
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 05/07/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 05/09/2019
Rep. Cunningham, Joe [D-SC-1] 05/09/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 05/16/2019
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 05/20/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 05/20/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 05/21/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 05/28/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 05/28/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 06/04/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 06/04/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/10/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 06/11/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 06/11/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/11/2019
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 06/11/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 06/12/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 06/12/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 06/12/2019
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 06/12/2019
Rep. Spano, Ross [R-FL-15] 06/13/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 06/18/2019
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 06/20/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 06/20/2019
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] 06/21/2019
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 06/24/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 06/24/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 06/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 06/26/2019
Rep. Hagedorn, Jim [R-MN-1] 06/26/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 06/26/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 06/26/2019
Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] 07/02/2019
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 07/09/2019
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 07/09/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 07/10/2019
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] 07/10/2019
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 07/10/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 07/11/2019
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 07/15/2019
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 07/15/2019
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 07/15/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 07/15/2019
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 07/17/2019
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] 07/17/2019
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 07/19/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 07/22/2019
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 07/24/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 07/24/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 07/25/2019
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] 08/09/2019
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] 08/16/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 09/24/2019
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 09/24/2019
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 09/26/2019
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/26/2019
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 09/26/2019
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 09/26/2019
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 09/26/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 10/04/2019
Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] 10/04/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 10/11/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 10/16/2019
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] 10/18/2019
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 10/18/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/18/2019

Committees (1)

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 Judiciary01/23/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/05/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/23/2019)

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act or the PACT Act

This bill revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing.

It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly creating or distributing an animal crush video using interstate commerce. The bill also adds a new provision to criminalize an intentional act of animal crushing. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to seven years, or both.

It provides additional exceptions for conduct, or a video of conduct, including conduct that is (1) medical or scientific research, (2) necessary to protect the life or property of a person, (3) performed as part of euthanizing an animal, or (4) unintentional.