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Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

Calling all Americans. Do you have a Republican Representative in the U.S. House? If so, help boost Republican support of the SAFE Act by asking your Representative to cosponsor H.R.961. Here’s why.

There are 435 voting members in the U.S. House. 218 equals a majority. As of this writing the SAFE Act has 228 cosponsorsHowever, in order to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar rule that moves a bill out of all its assigned Committees and accelerates it to a vote, we must achieve 290 cosponsors.

Here are the House Republican Representatives who have already cosponsored H.R.961 as of this writing:

Republican Party— Alphabetical

Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]

Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] (Originating Cosponsor)

Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]

Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]

Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]

Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]

Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]

Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]

Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16]

Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]

Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]

Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]

Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]

Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18]

Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]

Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14]

Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4]

Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]

Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]

Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]

Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]

Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]

Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]

Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]

Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2]

Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6]

Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]


Take action

Is your U.S. House Representative on the list above? Good. If not, please contact your Representative and ask them to cosponsor H.R.961, the SAFE Act.

Not sure who they are? Find your U.S. Representative on the House website here using your 9-digit zip code. Click on their name and you will be taken to their website where you can use their constituent contact form.

Calls are superior to the action above. Telephone the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and request to be put through to your Representative by name. Note: They will not look it up for you.

When you reach their office, be sure to ask for and speak with the Aide in charge of H.R.961, the SAFE Act, request cosponsorship and give them the reasons why. Make sure to leave your name and telephone number with them (and email address if they want it) before you hang up.

Talking points at PopVox

For talking points why the passage of the SAFE Act is so important, please see our PopVox Stakeholders page. Also, with an email address and password you can join PopVox (the voice of the people) for free and weigh in on all legislation important to you, and your message is delivered directly to your legislators, guaranteed.


Everybody by all means, take part. Your Representative does not need to be a Republican to take action. The reason our plea is made in this particular way is that we must rally more Republican support. Every extra Republican cosponsor we achieve will be like gold.

Toxic horse meat

Surely with the coronavirus situation anyone can see how dangerous and highly immoral it is not to shield humanity from conduct that potentially threatens human health — especially with foodstuffs — situations which can be so easily avoided. Rest assured. There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that meat from American horses is toxic and not fit for human consumption. Learn more at “Ban Toxic Horse Meat”.

In the meantime, have you ever wondered why countries on the receiving end of toxic U.S. horse meat do not ban it? Answer. Horse meat sales make huge sums of money and they prize their pocketbooks above the health of their citizens. That, however, does not release us from our responsibilities and continue to send horses to slaughter for human consumption full of banned drugs proven toxic to human health.

About H.R.961

H.R.961, The Safeguard American Food Exports (the SAFE Act), is federal legislation that would prevent the horse slaughter industry from reestablishing operations in the U.S. and prohibit the export of American horses abroad for slaughter.

The SAFE Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 4, 2019 and referred to two committees: the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Agriculture. On March 1, 2019, it was referred to the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.

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1 thought on “Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act”

  1. Some people have said they don’t want to bother their Representatives while the virus scare is going on and Congress is so busy. That’s honorable and considerate. BUT you can contact them via email or with PopVox and your request and comments will be directed to the Aide responsible for this bill (H.R961). Each Aide then makes a report at the end of the month of how many calls, emails etc they have gotten on a bill, for or against, how strongly they feel about it, and reports it to the “boss” who then decides whether or not to cosponsor it. So please take action. It will only take you 10-15 minutes. Thank you. For the Horses!


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