ANIMALS related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges; Wildlife

ANIMALS related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges; Wildlife

Amendments

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), S872 [5FE], S926, S996, S1007, S1008, S1009, S1010, S1011, S1016, S1017, S1018, S1019, S1021, S1022 [6FE], S1031, S1101, S1109, S1143, S1145, S1146, S1147 [7FE], S1160, S1161, S1170, S1171, S1172, S1173, S1174 [11FE], S1281 [12FE]

World Wildlife Day: designate (S. Res. 91), S1798, S1799 [12MR]

Bills and resolutions

Animal Welfare Act: require covered persons to develop and implement emergency contingency plans (see H.R. 1042), H1458 [7FE]

Animals: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see H.R. 1400), H2270 [27FE]

Armed Forces: establish a grant program to encourage use of assistance dogs by certain members and veterans (see H.R. 3137), H4342 [5JN]

Army: recognize service of working dogs and soldier handlers in the tactical explosive detection dog program and prioritize adoption of such dogs to former tactical explosive detection dog handlers (see H. Con. Res. 43), H4119 [22MY]

Bears: conserve global bear populations by prohibiting importation, exportation, and interstate trade of bear viscera and items or products containing bear viscera (see H.R. 2264), H3254 [10AP]

Brazil: establish working group to evaluate food safety threat posed by beef and poultry imported from Brazil (see S. 1124), S2386 [10AP]

Courts: allow use of certified facility dogs in criminal proceedings in Federal courts (see S. 1029), S2269 [4AP]

Crime: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally (see H.R. 689), H958 [18JA]

——— expedite disposition of animals seized in animal fighting or gambling cases to reduce time animals are held in shelters and require claimants to be responsible for cost of animal care (see S. 513), S1383 [14FE] (see H.R. 1228), H2029 [14FE]

——— outlaw practice of animal crushing and production or distribution of any videos depicting such acts (see S. 479), S1326 [13FE] (see H.R. 724), H1170 [23JA]

——— prohibit slaughter of horses for human consumption (see S. 2006), S4628 [27JN]

Day, Doris: tribute (see H. Res. 414), H4180 [30MY]

Dept. of Agriculture: allow certain producers who harvest or graze covered crops planted as a result of a prevent planting to be eligible for certain crop insurance (see H.R. 3183), H4388 [10JN]

——— exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility (see S. 1620), S3059 [22MY] (see H.R. 2859), H4063 [21MY]

Dept. of HHS: ensure that healthy research dogs and cats are adopted into suitable homes (see H.R. 2850), H4010 [20MY]

——— include data on animal abuse in national clearinghouse for information relative to child abuse and neglect (see H.R. 2808), H3924 [16MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: increase number of Agriculture Specialists and support staff in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (see S. 2107), S4807 [11JY]

Dept. of State: authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime (see S. 1590), S3058 [22MY] (see H.R. 97), H204 [3JA]

Dept. of the Interior: enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge (see S. 248), S698 [28JA]

——— expand workforce of veterinarians specialized in care and conservation of wild animals and ecosystems and develop educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological veterinary medicine (see H.R. 2099), H3099 [4AP]

——— provide financial assistance to California for nutria eradication and control (see H.R. 3399), H5035 [21JN]

Dept. of Transportation: establish a working group to study regulatory and legislative improvements to hours of service requirements relative to transportation of livestock and insects (see S. 600), S1593 [28FE] (see H.R. 2460), H3404 [1MY]

——— modify hours of service requirements relative to transportation of certain live animals (see H.R. 487), H463 [10JA]

——— modify hours of service requirements relative to transportation of livestock and insects (see S. 1255), S2516 [30AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: carry out grant program to provide service dogs to certain veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (see H.R. 3103), H4341 [5JN]

——— prohibit conduct of medical research causing significant pain or distress to dogs (see H.R. 1155), H1580 [13FE]

——— provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses who do not have mobility impairments (see H.R. 3147), H4343 [5JN]

Disasters: require search and rescue dogs to be treated in the same manner as seeing-eye dogs relative to protections for travel, lodging, and dining services in disaster areas (see H.R. 2623), H3678 [9MY]

Endangered species: provide that nonnative species shall not be treated as endangered or threatened species (see H.R. 30), H201 [3JA]

Endangered Species Act: disclose to States the basis of determinations and ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decisionmaking (see S. 502), S1382 [14FE]

——— establish a procedure for approval of certain settlements (see S. 1426), S2786 [13MY]

——— require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered or threatened (see S. 1429), S2786 [13MY]

EPA: prohibit sewage dumping into Great Lakes (see S. 2210), S5012 [23JY] (see H.R. 3894), H7240 [23JY]

——— take certain actions relative to pesticides that may affect pollinators (see H.R. 1337), H2100 [25FE]

FDA: prevent human health threats posed by consumption of equines raised in the U.S. (see H.R. 875), H1333 [30JA] (see H.R. 961), H1349 [4FE]

Federal agencies and departments: improve reporting about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal agencies (see H.R. 249), H228 [4JA]

Firearms: prohibit possession by, or disposition of a firearm to, a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of animal cruelty (see H.R. 971), H1361 [5FE]

Fish and fishing: improve conservation of sharks (see S. 1008), S2239 [3AP] (see H.R. 788), H1211 [24JA]

——— phase out large-scale driftnet fishing and develop alternative fishing methods and gear types that reduce incidental catch of living marine resources (see S. 906), S2043 [27MR] (see H.R. 1979), H2916 [28MR]

FTC: issue rules to promote competition and help consumers save money by giving them freedom to choose where they buy prescription pet medications (see S. 1290), S2613 [2MY] (see H.R. 1607), H2582 [7MR]

Government regulations: prohibit issuance of licenses to certain individuals connected to dealers of dogs who have had licenses revoked (see H.R. 1002), H1390 [6FE]

——— restrict use of exotic and nondomesticated animals in traveling circuses and exhibitions (see S. 2121), S4822 [15JY] (see H.R. 2863), H4063 [21MY]

GSA: incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features into public buildings (see H.R. 919), H1335 [30JA]

Hazardous substances: prohibit use of poisons sodium fluoroacetate (known as ‘‘Compound 1080’’) and sodium cyanide for predator control (see S. 1301), S2613 [2MY] (see H.R. 2471), H3438 [2MY]

Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of Agriculture enforcement (see S. 1007), S2239 [3AP] (see H.R. 693), H996 [22JA]

——— provide increased protection for horses participating in shows, exhibitions, or sales (see S. 1455), S2815 [14MY] (see H.R. 1157), H1580 [13FE]

Immigration: provide a special rule for period of admission of H–2A nonimmigrants employed as dairy workers and sheepherders (see H.R. 1778), H2743 [14MR]

Morality and ethics: provide for humane treatment of dogs (see H.R. 2442), H3403 [1MY]

Multinational Species Conservation Funds: require continued sales of semipostal stamp until all remaining stamps are sold (see S. 652), S1659 [5MR] (see H.R. 1446), H2313 [28FE]

National Animal Rescue Day: designate (see H. Res. 34), H359 [9JA]

National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (see S. Res. 265), S4566 [26JN]

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act: reauthorize and amend (see S. 1139), S2387 [10AP]

Native Americans: protect cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and fossilized ivory products (see S. 804), S1898 [14MR] (see H.R. 1806), H2745 [14MR]

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (see S. 47), S67 [8JA]

——— improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), correction in enrollment (see H. Con. Res. 21), H2234 [26FE]

NIH: ensure that non-animal methods are prioritized, where applicable and feasible, in proposals for all research conducted or supported (see H.R. 1209), H1583 [13FE]

North Dakota: redesignate Sullys Hill National Game Preserve as White Horse Hill National Game Preserve (see S. 2099), S4807 [11JY] (see H.R. 3755), H5824 [15JY]

One Health Program: establish an interagency program to collaborate on the concept that human, animal, and ecosystem health intertwine to make ‘‘one health’’ to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks (see S. 1903), S3844 [19JN] (see H.R. 3771), H5910 [16JY]

Public lands: designate certain lands in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, wildland recovery areas, and biological connecting corridors (see S. 827), S1899 [14MR] (see H.R. 1321), H2046 [22FE]

——— reaffirm to land management agencies priorities and goals of 2007 Executive order on facilitation of hunting heritage and wildlife conservation and recommend issuing a new supporting Executive order (see H. Res. 151), H2234 [26FE]

Research: allow for adoption or non-laboratory placement of certain animals used in Federal research (see S. 2322), S5195 [30JY] (see H.R. 2897), H4117 [22MY]

——— limit experimentation on cats (see S. 708), S1733 [7MR] (see H.R. 1622), H2583 [7MR]

Rural areas: authorize assistance under certain rural development programs for establishment or expansion of animal care facilities or veterinary practices in rural areas (see H.R. 1651), H2614 [8MR]

Sports: improve integrity and safety of horseracing by requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program enforced by an independent anti-doping organization (see S. 1488), S2884 [15MY]

——— improve integrity and safety of horseracing by requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program enforced by an independent Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (see S. 1820), S3363 [12JN] (see H.R. 1754), H2742 [14MR]

Sportsmen: provide for preservation of sportsmen’s heritage and protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting (see H.R. 1326), H2046 [22FE]

Taxation: provide exclusion for assistance provided to certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness program participants (see S. 1163), S2433 [11AP] (see H.R. 2746), H3840 [15MY]

——— provide tax incentives for the donation of wild game meat (see H.R. 2291), H3256 [10AP]

Territories: repeal prohibition on animal fighting in U.S. territories (see H.R. 1189), H1582 [13FE]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: establish National Wildlife Corridors Program and other initiatives to protect and restore native fish, wildlife, and plant species and their habitats (see S. 1499), S2923 [16MY] (see H.R. 2795), H3923 [16MY]

——— establish Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize for reducing human-predator conflict (see S. 2194), S4966 [22JY]

——— issue depredation permits for taking of black vultures to livestock farmers to prevent harm to livestock (see H.R. 3655), H5302 [9JY]

——— make supplemental funding available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies (see H.R. 3742), H5774 [12JY]

——— modernize funding of wildlife conservation (see S. 2092), S4807 [11JY] (see H.R. 877), H1333 [30JA]

——— permit States to regulate intrastate endangered and threatened species and allow taking of certain black vultures and ravens to prevent harm to livestock, vehicles, or buildings (see S. 2343), S5196 [30JY]

——— protect grizzly bear populations and guarantee Native American tribes a role in conserving and managing the species (see H.R. 2532), H3473 [7MY]

——— provide parity for wildlife restoration funding for U.S. territories and the District of Columbia and make technical corrections to certain wildlife and fishing legislation (see H.R. 1809), H2754 [18MR]

——— reauthorize Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain conservation funds and establish prize competitions on wildlife and endangered species protection and invasive species management (see S. 268), S742 [29JA] (see H.R. 872), H1333 [30JA]

——— reissue final rules relative to listing of gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act (see S. 831), S1899 [14MR]

——— reissue rule delisting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and prohibit further judicial review of the decision (see S. 614), S1593 [28FE] (see H.R. 1445), H2313 [28FE]

Water pollution: require all persons exercising substantial operational control over a concentrated animal feeding operation to jointly obtain a permit for certain discharges (see H.R. 3844), H7150 [18JY]

Wildlife: authorize a special resource study on spread of vectors of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose (see S. 382), S1132 [7FE] (see H.R. 837), H1282 [29JA]

——— clarify that intrastate species are not in interstate commerce or subject to regulation under the Endangered Species Act or other Federal interstate commerce laws (see S. 1768), S3284 [10JN]

——— establish a grant program for research on chronic wasting disease (see S. 1326), S2645 [6MY] (see H.R. 2081), H3099 [4AP]

——— prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats except by accredited zoos and facilities and require registration of big cats currently in possession by private owners (see H.R. 1380), H2234 [26FE]

——— prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, and purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species (see H.R. 1776), H2743 [14MR]

——— support State and tribal efforts to implement management strategies on chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose and provide for research and response plans to reduce its spread and prevalence (see S. 613), S1593 [28FE] (see S. 689), S1705 [6MR] (see H.R. 1550), H2502 [6MR] (see H.R. 1919), H2884 [27MR]

——— support wildlife conservation, improve anti-trafficking enforcement, reward anti-trafficking whistleblowers, and use fines and other penalties to fund conservation efforts (see H.R. 864), H1332 [30JA]

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council: establish Advisory Committee to advise Depts. of the Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting, and recreational shooting (see H.R. 2105), H3100 [4AP]

World Bonobo Day: designate (see H. Res. 135), H2033 [14FE]

World Wildlife Day: designate (see S. Res. 91), S1595 [28FE]

Cloture motions

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), S1117 [7FE], S1161 [11FE]

——— improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), motion to proceed, S777 [31JA], S858 [5FE]

Letters

Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act: Jeff Aiken, Tennessee Farm Bureau and Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau, H7372 [24JY]

——— Julie M. Broadway, American Horse Council, H7370 [24JY]

Lists

Endangered species, H4645 [13JN]

Organizations supporting S. 47, Natural Resources Management Act, S900 [6FE]

Senate staff who worked on S. 47, Natural Resources Management Act, S900 [6FE]

Motions

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), S1108, S1109 [7FE], S1160 [11FE]

Notices

Estimated budget effects of H.R. 693, Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H7374 [24JY]

Remarks in House

Absecon, NJ: tribute to Absecon Kids’ All-Dogs Dog Show, H5312 [10JY]

Agriculture Improvement Act: implementation, H2687 [13MR]

Casper, WY: tribute to Casper Future Farmers of America team, E292 [12MR]

Deer Trail, CO: anniversary of Deer Trail Rodeo, E178 [14FE]

Dept. of Agriculture: allow certain producers who harvest or graze covered crops planted as a result of a prevent planting to be eligible for certain crop insurance (H.R. 3183), H4401 [11JN], H4775 [19JN]

——— expedite Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rulemaking process and ensure new rules support fair trade practices for livestock and poultry industries, H4946, H4947 [20JN]

Dept. of Defense: establish procedures to return to the U.S. military working dogs who have retired from service abroad and been adopted by civilian families, E827 [24JN]

——— Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program funding, H5677 [11JY]

Dept. of Justice: Environment and Natural Resources Division animal welfare enforcement programs funding, H4939 [20JN]

Dept. of State: authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime (H.R. 97), H5802 [15JY]

——— combating endangered species trafficking and transport of trophies into the U.S. funding, H4644, H4645 [13JN]

Dept. of the Interior: expand workforce of veterinarians specialized in care and conservation of wild animals and ecosystems and develop educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological veterinary medicine (H.R. 2099), E410 [4AP]

——— provide financial assistance to California for nutria eradication and control (H.R. 3399), H5086 [25JN]

Dept. of Transportation: establish a working group to study regulatory and legislative improvements to hours of service requirements relative to transportation of livestock and insects (H.R. 2460), H3509 [9MY]

Economy: importance of agriculture, H2351 [5MR]

EPA: take certain actions relative to pesticides that may affect pollinators (H.R. 1337), H4997 [20JN], E206 [25FE]

Flying Fur Animal Rescue (nonprofit organization): tribute, H4018 [21MY]

Gerry, NY: anniversary of Gerry Rodeo, E1038 [6AU]

Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of Agriculture enforcement (H.R. 693), H7368–H7374 [24JY], E1013 [30JY]

——— provide increased protection for horses participating in shows, exhibitions, or sales (H.R. 1157), H7372, H7373 [24JY]

Langhorne, PA: tribute to Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES), H3307 [30AP]

Massey, Abit: American Poultry Historical Society, Inc., Poultry Industry Hall of Fame inductee, E238 [4MR]

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), H2089 [25FE], H2109, H2141–H2217 [26FE], H2238 [27FE], H2327 [5MR], E224 [27FE], E237 [4MR], E241, E244 [5MR], E316 [18MR], E1026 [2AU]

——— improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), correction in enrollment (H. Con. Res. 21), H2219 [26FE]

Nissen, Peter: Napa County, CA, Farm Bureau Agriculturalist of the Year award recipient, E1017 [30JY]

PCN (television network): anniversary of coverage of Pennsylvania Farm Show, H581 [15JA]

Pennsylvania: tribute to Pennsylvania Farm Show, H291 [9JA], E83 [24JA]

Spay Today, Neuter Now (nonprofit organization): West Metro Chamber (organization) Nonprofit of the Year Award recipient, E132 [5FE]

Toledo, OH: opening of ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo, E707 [4JN]

Trucking industry: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (H.R. 1400), E216 [27FE]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: make supplemental funding available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, H354 [9JA]

——— prohibit funding for issuance of permits for importation of elephant or lion trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia, or Tanzania, H4954–H4956 [20JN]

——— prohibit funding to list gray wolves as endangered and threatened wildlife under the Endangered Species Act, H4783 [19JN]

——— reauthorize Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain conservation funds and establish prize competitions on wildlife and endangered species protection and invasive species management, H2213 [26FE]

——— remove the gray wolf from list of endangered and threatened wildlife for Minnesota, H5011 [21JN]

——— Wildlife Detector Dog program funding, H4959 [20JN]

Wildlife: special resource study on spread of vectors of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose funding, H4963 [20JN]

——— support State and tribal efforts to implement management strategies on chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose and provide for research and response plans to reduce its spread and prevalence, H2655 [12MR]

——— support wildlife conservation, improve anti-trafficking enforcement, reward anti-trafficking whistleblowers, and use fines and other penalties to fund conservation efforts (H.R. 864), E107 [30JA]

World Dog Day: observance, E613 [16MY]

World Ranger Day: observance, E994 [25JY]

Remarks in Senate

Agriculture: economic status, S3233 [5JN], S3632 [18JN]

Alaska: tribute to Iditarod dogsled race, S1885–S1887, S1911 [14MR]

Cody, WY: anniversary of Cody Stampede Rodeo, S3101 [23MY]

Dept. of Agriculture: allow certain producers who harvest or graze covered crops planted as a result of a prevent planting to be eligible for certain crop insurance, S4487 [25JN]

——— reform and continue agricultural and other programs, S55 [8JA]

EPA: exempt certain pesticides and air emissions from animal waste at farms from certain reporting requirements under CERCLA, S3342 [12JN]

Fish and fishing: phase out large-scale driftnet fishing and develop alternative fishing methods and gear types that reduce incidental catch of living marine resources (S. 906), S2049 [27MR]

Gottlieb, Scott: assessment of tenure as FDA Commissioner, S2321 [9AP]

National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (S. Res. 265), S5018 [23JY]

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), S72 [8JA], S77 [9JA], S1031–S1109, S1149 [7FE], S1152–S1162 [11FE], S1175, S1178–S1182, S1184–S1186, S1193–S1196, S1271 [12FE], S1289, S1304 [13FE], S1373 [14FE], S1457, S1472 [26FE], S1823 [13MR]

——— improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), correction in enrollment (H. Con. Res. 21), S1519 [27FE]

——— improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), motion to proceed, S777 [31JA], S817 [4FE], S841, S858 [5FE], S881, S885, S896–S903 [6FE], S1031 [7FE]

Reno, NV: anniversary of Reno Rodeo, S4453 [24JN]

Research: allow for adoption or non-laboratory placement of certain animals used in Federal research (S. 2322), S5199 [30JY]

Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting, S901 [6FE], S1161 [11FE]

Wildlife: authorize a special resource study on spread of vectors of chronic wasting disease among deer, elk, and moose (S. 382), S1135–S1137 [7FE]

World Wildlife Day: designate (S. Res. 91), S1799 [12MR]

Reports filed

Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 268), S866 [5FE]

——— Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 268) (S. Rept. 116–18), S1985 [26MR]

Wildlife Restoration Funding Parity for U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia and Technical Corrections to Certain Wildlife and Fishing Legislation: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 1809) (H. Rept. 116–114), H5582 [10JY]

Texts of

H. Con. Res. 21, correction in enrollment of S. 47, Natural Resources Management Act, H2219 [26FE]

H.R. 97, Rescuing Animals With Rewards (RAWR) Act, H5802 [15JY]

H.R. 693, Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H7368 [24JY]

S. 47, Natural Resources Management Act, S1196–S1265 [12FE], H2142–H2211 [26FE]

S. 1488, Racehorse Doping Ban Act, S2889 [15MY]

S. Res. 91, World Wildlife Day, S1604 [28FE], S1800 [12MR]

S. Res. 265, National Day of the American Cowboy, S4579 [26JN]