Some Good News For America’s Horses — On to The Senate
The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee voted to keep the provision in the agriculture appropriations bill, which prevents federal funding for horse slaughter house inspections. The bill was introduced by Reps. Sam Farr, D-CA, and Charlie Dent, R-PA., and passed by a slim margin in a 25-23 vote Tuesday April 19.
Check the list below and if your Congressman/woman voted to protect the horses, take a moment to shoot them an email and thank them.
Congressional legislators who voted in favor for the language were:
Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Michael Honda (D-CA), Steve Israel (D-NY), David Jolly (R-FL), David Joyce (R-OH), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), David Price (D-NC), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Tom Rooney (R-FL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Jose Serrano (D-NY), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Peter Visclosky (D-IN), Kevin Yoder (R-KS).
Legislators who voted against the bill were:
Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Ken Calvert (R-CA), John Carter (R-TX), Tom Cole (R-OK), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Kay Granger (R-TX), Tom Graves (R-GA), Andy Harris (R-MD), Jaime Herrera Buetler (R-WA), Evan Jenkins (R-WV), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Scott Rigell (R-VA), Martha Roby (R-AL), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Chris Stewart (R-UT), David Valadao (R-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), David Young (R-IA).
Henry Cuellar (D-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Chaka Fattah (D-PA).
The Senate Appropriations Committee will consider a similar amendment to the budget bill.
If your Senator is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, you can write them a personalized email respectful in tone, introducing yourself, as their constituent. Let them know that when the Senate votes on the 2017 appropriations bill, you will count on their support for America’s horses and urge them to vote for any Amendments which will continue to defund horse slaughter operations. As their constituent you expect them to represent how your tax dollars are spent and you stand with 80% of Americans who do not want to their tax dollars to subsidize horse slaughter. Americans do not eat horses and we respect them as a vital part of our living history.
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You can find out if they are on the Appropriations Committee.
The fate of America’s horses is ultimately in their hands but we can all make a difference.