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H.R. 961 — The “SAFE Act of 2019”
A big hello and welcome to the horse loving citizens of Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky.
Are you ready to take action and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961 (The SAFE Act of 2019), out of Committee and onto the House Floor for a vote? Right now H.R. 961 has 155 cosponsors. Our target — 290!
Below are all of the U.S. Representatives from the States of Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky. If they have already cosponsored they are marked with a big YES.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES FROM IOWA, KANSAS AND KENTUCKY
District 1: Abby Finkenauer [D]
District 2: Dave Loebsack [D]
District 3: Cindy Axne [D] — YES!
District 4: Steve King [R]
District 1: Roger Marshall [R]
District 2: Steve Watkins [R]
District 3: Sharice Davids (D) — YES!
District 4: Ron Estes [R]
District 1: James Comer [R]
District 2: Brett Guthrie ([R]
District 3: John Yarmuth [D] — YES!
District 4: Thomas Massie ([R]
District 5: Hal Rogers ([R]
District 6: Andy Barr [R] — YES!
If they have not cosponsored, you know what to do. Contact them now and ask them to please cosponsor this important bill that protects people from being exposed to toxic horse meat and horses from slaughter.
For those new to the process, here’s a link that walks you through it without leaving Tuesday’s Horse. Should take about 10 minutes. Please note that this is a bipartisan issue.
Sidenote: When we did March Against Horse Slaughter, Kentuckians told us in their 100s that horse slaughter is a big issue with them and will impact their vote when re-election time comes. They want horse slaughter stopped.
• Source: Congress.gov — H.R. 961 Cosponsors by State in Alphabetical Order.
Magic Number — 290
We need a minimum of 290 cosponsors to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar Rule which we can use to move the Bill onto the House Floor for debate and vote regardless of Committee assignments.
As of this writing, H.R. 961 has 155 cosponsors. We gained 4 in one week. Well done!
Horse Slaughter & H.R. 961
H.R. 961 is not just about eliminating toxic horse meat from the human food chain, as important as that is. It is also very much about eliminating the slaughter of American horses on U.S. soil and outside the U.S.
The language is quite specific. Under SEC. 3. PROHIBITIONS it reads:
“(3) the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human consumption is hereby prohibited.”.
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Last updated 6/19/19 7:56 a.m. EST
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