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Protecting Animals: Bill submitted to U.S. Congress Mar 26, 2007 by Congresswoman Lowey [D-NY]

See details of Lowey's current trap regulation bill 2009

Congresswoman Lowey [D-NY] believes that the humane treatment of animals is among the responsibilities of a decent society.

Since coming to Congress in 1989, Rep. Lowey has compiled a nearly flawless record of support for the Humane Society’s legislative objectives. As a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Congressional Friends of Animals Caucus, Lowey has supported increases for the Animal Welfare Act and fought to ensure that federal funds are not used for inappropriate or questionable animal research or experimentation. Rep. Lowey was a cosponsor of the Animal Fighting Prohibition Act, which was signed into law, to strengthen enforcement of provisions that protect against animal fighting. She also introduced the Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act, to end to the use of steel-jaw leghold traps.

Rep. Lowey is also a cosponsor of bills to end the slaughter of horses for human consumption; require humane euthanasia for downed animals so that they do not suffer when they are transported to stockyards; and toughen sentencing guidelines for dog fighting crimes.

H.R. 1691:
110th Congress

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Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act

To end the use of conventional steel-jawed leghold traps on animals in the United States.
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Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]show cosponsors (44)
Cosponsors [as of 2009-01-08]
Rep. Mark Kirk [R-IL]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D-OH]
Rep. John Conyers [D-MI]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Dennis Moore [D-KS]
Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]
Rep. Robert Wexler [D-FL]
Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA]
Rep. Michael McNulty [D-NY]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D-NY]
Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT]
Rep. James McDermott [D-WA]
Rep. David Wu [D-OR]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D-NY]
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D-CA]
Rep. Steven Rothman [D-NJ]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Barney Frank [D-MA]
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Joe Sestak [D-PA]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. José Serrano [D-NY]
Rep. Rahm Emanuel [D-IL]
Rep. William Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D-MD]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. James Moran [D-VA]
Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D-NV]
Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA]
Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA]
Rep. Brian Baird [D-WA]
Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]
Rep. George Miller [D-CA]

Occurred: Introduced Mar 26, 2007
Not Yet Occurred: Reported by Committee (did not occur)
Not Yet Occurred: Voted on in House (did not occur)
Not Yet Occurred: Voted on in Senate (did not occur)
Not Yet Occurred: Signed by President (did not occur)
This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books. Members often reintroduce bills that did not come up for debate under a new number in the next session.
Last Action:
Apr 20, 2007: House Judiciary: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.