Farm Bill front burner issue again for animal advocates

FARM BILL CONFERENCE BEGINS AGAIN URGENT. TAKE ACTION After many months without any formal "conferences", two high profile committees will begin public meetings this week on the Farm Bill and the Budget. Farm Bill talks are likely to focus on the level of cuts to the food stamp program. The Senate has passed a Farm… Continue reading Farm Bill front burner issue again for animal advocates

Ask your Rep to sign Dear Colleague letter on removing King Amendment

Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Rep. Gary Peters (MI-14) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to their fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking their support for the removal of the King Amendment from the 2013 Farm Bill. The recently passed House version of the Farm Bill 2013 Farm Bill (pdf, 630 pp)… Continue reading Ask your Rep to sign Dear Colleague letter on removing King Amendment

Ask Committee leaders to remove King Amendment from the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill generally covers five years. Congress did not get it done last year. They seem determined to get it done before they adjourn for their annual August break this year. We need to act fast. Why? Please keep reading, and start calling! The recently passed House version of the bill 2013 Farm Bill… Continue reading Ask Committee leaders to remove King Amendment from the Farm Bill

Help derail the Farm Bill and the King Amendment

Hello Followers of Tuesday's Horse! Last week the US House passed the Farm Bill. If it becomes law, this five-year piece of legislation can override critical State animal protection statutes including horse slaughter and other anti-cruelty statutes. Not a single Democrat voted for this measure. In a highly partisan move, only 12 Republicans did not… Continue reading Help derail the Farm Bill and the King Amendment