Current Legislation

Federal Legislation

The 114th Congress convened in January 2015.  We will update this page as new federal legislation is filed.


H. R. 1258, PAWS Act (Pets and Women Safety Act)

Would (1) expand federal criminal provisions to include protections for pets of domestic violence victims, (2) establish a federal grant program to assist in acquiring a safe shelter for pets and (3) strongly encourage states to include these common sense provisions in their own criminal justice systems.
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H. R. 746, the Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act
Would amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to finally protect farm animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities.



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