ANIMALS related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges; Wildlife

ANIMALS related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges; Wildlife

Articles and editorials

Defining the Path Forward, S1213 [27FE]

Bills and resolutions

Agriculture: place moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, strengthen Packers and Stockyards Act, and require country-of-origin labeling on meat and dairy products (see S. 3221), S435 [21JA]

Bears: conserve global bear populations by prohibiting importation, exportation, and interstate trade of bear viscera and items or products containing bear viscera (see S. 3196), S245 [15JA]

Conservation of natural resources: establish a national goal on conserving U.S. lands and oceans (see H. Res. 835), H935 [6FE]

Consumers: provide pet purchasers a report detailing the source and health history of the animal (see H.R. 5715), H745 [30JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: permamently remove the prohibition on harvesting or grazing cover crops on prevented plant acres (see S. 3479), S1741 [12MR]

——— provide for establishment of a trust for the benefit of all unpaid cash sellers of livestock (see S. 3419), S1625 [9MR] (see H.R. 6067), H1470 [3MR]

——— provide payments to cattle producers to offset losses due to coronavirus (see S. 3552), S1875 [20MR]

Dept. of Defense: provide veterinary care for retired military working dogs and direct the Dept., to work with veterans’ service organizations to support their long-term care once adopted (see H.R. 6188), H1660 [11MR]

Dept. of Education: provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in veterinary internship or residency programs (see H.R. 6134), H1553 [9MR]

Dept. of HHS: carry out pilot prgram to study efficacy of dog-assisted therapy on vulnerable populations (see H.R. 6170), H1587 [10MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: protect U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, other personnel, and canines against potential synthetic opioid exposure (see S. 3345), S1219 [27FE]

Dept. of State: extend reporting on foreign wildlife trafficking activity to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking and importation (see H.R. 6043), H1437 [2MR]

Dept. of the Interior: prohibit purchase of land in foreign countries to protect endangered species not native to the U.S. (see H.R. 5638), H325 [16JA]

——— review economic cost of adding species to endangered or threatened species list (see H.R. 5585), H207 [13JA]

Depts. of the Interior and Commerce: codify certain rules relative to endangered and threatened species (see H.R. 5580), H180 [10JA]

Endangered Species Act: require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered or threatened (see H.R. 5694), H632 [28JA]

FDA: provide authority to prohibit water buffalo products from being marketed as buffalo and clarify that buffalo is common name for bison (see H.R. 5818), H976 [7FE]

Food: provide for regulation, inspection, and labeling of food produced using animal cell culture technology (see H.R. 5728), H746 [30JA]

National One Health Awareness Month: designate (see H. Res. 794), H238 [14JA]

Pollution: reduce production and use of single-use plastics, improve responsibility of producers over consumer products and packaging, and prevent plastics from entering animal and human food chains and waterways (see S. 3263), S989 [11FE] (see H.R. 5845), H1045 [11FE]

Public lands: expand authorization of voluntary Federal grazing permit retirement, provide increased flexibility for Federal grazing permittees, and promote equitable resolution or avoidance of conflicts on Federal lands (see H.R. 5737), H746 [30JA]

States: establish process for State determinations relative to reintroduction of gray wolves and protect ungulate, stock animals, and dog populations (see H.R. 6267), H1669 [12MR]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: codify final rule on endangered and threatened species (see H.R. 5557), H63 [8JA]

——— provide for improved precision in listing, delisting, and downlisting of endangered and potentially endangered species (see H.R. 5579), H180 [10JA]

——— require delisting of Mexican gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act (see H.R. 6035), H1423 [28FE]

Water: prevent spread of aquatic invasive species in waters of Western States (see H.R. 6057), H1437 [2MR]

Letters

Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act: Gary H. Herbert, Governor of Utah, H985 [10FE]

——— Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H984 [10FE]

——— Representative Peterson, Committee on Agriculture (House), H984 [10FE]

——— several agricultural organizations, H985 [10FE]

——— several State Governors, H985 [10FE]

Remarks in House

Charlottesville, IN: tribute to Eastern Hancock High School livestock judging team, H1473 [4MR]

Dept. of Agriculture: oppose proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule and call for new rules supporting fair trade practices for livestock and poultry industries, H204 [13JA]

Dept. of Defense: provide veterinary care for retired military working dogs and direct the Dept., to work with veterans’ service organizations to support their long-term care once adopted (H.R. 6188), E296 [11MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: increase number of Agriculture Specialists and support staff in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (S. 2107), H983–H986 [10FE]

Dept. of the Interior: prohibit purchase of land in foreign countries to protect endangered species not native to the U.S. (H.R. 5638), H622 [28JA]

——— provide financial assistance to California for nutria eradication and control (H.R. 3399), H1208–H1210 [26FE]

——— review economic cost of adding species to endangered or threatened species list (H.R. 5585), H621, H622 [28JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy (H.R. 4305), H768, H776, H777–H780 [5FE]

Economy: importance of rural economy, H211 [14JA]

Endangered species: provide that nonnative species shall not be treated as endangered or threatened species (H.R. 30), H623 [28JA]

Endangered Species Act: increase transparency, support regulatory certainty, and reauthorize (H.R. 5467), H619 [28JA]

Gloversville, NY: Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital recipient of Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Thomas B. Constantino Entrepreneurial Award, E79 [27JA]

Gould, Celia: Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E279 [9MR]

K-9 Veterans Day: observance, H1592 [11MR]

Nashville, TN: tribute to Grand National Turkey Callers Hall of Fame inductees, H852 [6FE]

New Jersey: designation of Seeing Eye dogs as state dog of New Jersey, H1649 [11MR]

Pennsylvania: tribute to Pennsylvania Farm Show, H211 [14JA]

Perkasie, PA: tribute to Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center, H853 [6FE]

Punxsutawney, PA: observance of Groundhog Day, H774 [5FE]

Puppy mills: combat, H1596 [11MR]

Treaties and agreements: urge inclusion of poultry in U.S.-U.K trade negotiations, H1594 [11MR]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: provide for improved precision in listing, delisting, and downlisting of endangered and potentially endangered species (H.R. 5579), H618, H622 [28JA]

Remarks in Senate

GAO: release of report on impact of climate change on water infrastructure, S1067 [13FE]

North Dakota: release of bighorn sheep on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation tribal lands, S986 [11FE]

Wildlife: increase protections (S. 3051), S1067 [13FE]

Wyoming Stock Growers Association: anniversary, S1213 [27FE]

Reports filed

Dept. of the Interior Provision of Financial Assistance to California for Nutria Eradication and Control: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 3399) (H. Rept. 116 09405), H1189 [25FE]

Texts of

H.R. 3399, provide Dept. of the Interior financial assistance to California for nutria eradication and control, H1208 [26FE]

H.R. 4305, Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, H777 [5FE]

S. 2107, Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act, H983 [10FE]

S. 3479, Cover Crop Flexibility Act, S1743 [12MR]