100% with a star

Oct 8, 2018

Thanks to the Humane Society for recognizing my work to end the trade in shark fins and on other animal protection issues. The Society’s Legislative Fund scored me at 100 percent on their annual report card, and gave me an additional leadership star for the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, H.R. 1456.

The bill I jointly introduced with Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) currently has 257 cosponsors. It is intended to protect sharks and preserve our oceans' fragile ecosystems. In this Congress I have also supported legislation to block the trade in dog and cat meat, prevent horse slaughter, and prevent the Agriculture Department from issuing licenses to dog breeders whose previous licenses have been revoked or suspended.

As a pet owner myself, I believe in preventing animal abuse and support reasonable animal welfare measures.