It’s crucial we stand up for animals—both as individuals and as a society. As a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, I am committed to ensuring our government is doing its part to promote animal welfare, such as when Congress finally made animal cruelty a federal crime by passing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act. I am proud of my “100+” on my score from the Humane Society Legislative Fund and look forward to continuing my work with animal advocates on ways to protect our best friends.

That means strengthening important safeguards under the Animal Welfare Act and bolstering enforcement against bad actors. My bipartisan WOOF Act! that would prohibit USDA from issuing licenses to breeders whose previous licenses have been revoked or suspended or to their immediate family members at the same address, and my Puppy Protection Act would significantly upgrade USDA’s care standards for puppies. 

Do you support legislation that will prohibit the issuance of licenses to canine dealers who are connected to animal abuse?