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]

Derby-Less Weekend, Missing My Kentucky Home, S2446 [14MY]

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] (see H.R. 6718), H1978 [5MY]

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]

China: prohibit use of Federal funds for purchasing dogs and cats from wet markets in China (see S. 3628), S2290 [6MY]

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: ensure that all dogs entering the U.S. do not pose a health risk (see H.R. 6921), H2269 [19MY]

——— foster efficient markets and increase competition and transparency among packers that purchase livestock from producers (see S. 3693), S2379 [12MY]

——— permanently remove the prohibition on harvesting or grazing cover crops on prevented plant acres (see S. 3479), S1741 [12MR]

——— provide emergency assistance to covered producers for market-ready swine losses due to coronavirus pandemic (see H.R. 7030), H2321 [27MY]

——— provide Federal relief to hog producers, especially family farmers and independent producers, who have been forced to euthanize hogs due to coronavirus pandemic (see H.R. 7051), H2358 [28MY]

——— 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 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 program 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]

Health: call on all governments to permanently close live wildlife markets due to inhumane and unsanitary conditions and insist that China cease spreading of disinformation on origin and response to coronavirus pandemic (see H. Res. 922), H1888 [14AP]

Labeling: support legislation to reinstate country-of-origin labeling for pork and beef (see S. Res. 575), S2422 [13MY]

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 S. 3944), S2932 [11JN] (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]

——— provide emergency assistance to covered producers for market-ready swine losses due to coronavirus pandemic (H.R. 7030), H2326 [28MY], E501 [28MY]

Dept. of Defense: provide veterinary care for retired military working dogs and 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]

Little Rock, AR: tribute to Central Arkansas Water leak detection dog, E335 [27MR]

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.-United Kingdom 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

Agriculture: provide financial assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by coronavirus emergency, S1927, S1930–S1935 [23MR]

Dept. of Agriculture: foster efficient markets and increase competition and transparency among packers that purchase livestock from producers (S. 3693), S2380 [12MY]

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

Louisville, KY: Kentucky Derby postponement, S2445 [14MY]

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

Big Cat Public Safety Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 1380) (H. Rept. 116–430), H2375 [8JN]

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. 116–405), H1189 [25FE]

Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 4739) (S. Rept. 116–229), S2632 [1JN]

Texts of

H.R. 3399, Dept. of the Interior provision of 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]

S. Res. 575, support legislation to reinstate country-of-origin labeling for pork and beef, S2425 [13MY]