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Adrian Smith
Representative NE-3

115th Congress

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On 10 votes and key bills on animal wellness, in the 115th Congress, Rep. Smith took the pro-animal position on 1 of 10.

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    Roll Call Vote on

    Using aircraft to hunt bears, killing wolves and bears in dens, and other extreme killing practices on wildlife refuges in Alaska

    The House approved H.J.Res. 69, a Congressional Review Act resolution to revoke a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that prohibits cruel and unsporting hunting methods on more than 76 million acres of National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, including killing mother bears and cubs in their dens or spotting grizzly bears from planes and then landing and shooting them. The vote was 225-193 in February 2017. “No” is the pro-animal vote.

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    Killing wolves and bears in dens, shooting swimming caribou on national preserves in Alaska

    The House approved an amendment to H.R. 3354 to block a National Park Service rule that prohibits scientifically unjustified methods of trophy hunting on over 20 million acres of NPS lands in Alaska, including killing hibernating black bear mothers and cubs and shooting caribou while they are swimming. The vote was 215 – 196 in September 2017. “No” is the pro-animal vote.

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    Cracking down on dogfighting, cockfighting in U.S. territories

    The Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act (PACE) stipulates that anti-dogfighting and anti-cockfighting provisions of the Animal Welfare Act apply everywhere in the U.S., including in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. There should not be one set of rules against animal fighting in the 50 states and a different set of rules for the U.S. territories. The vote was 359 to 51 in May 2018 to attach PACE to the Farm bill. “Yes” is the pro-animal vote.

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    Farm bill and the King amendment, which would roll back state farm animal welfare standards

    The House voted on the Farm bill, which includes an enterprise-threatening amendment, known as the King amendment, to forbid states from setting humane and food safety standards. The measure would, among other things, repeal landmark farm animal protection laws in California and Massachusetts. The vote was 213 to 211 in June 2018. “No” is the pro-animal vote.

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    Cosponsorship

    Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

    Federal anti-cruelty law: The Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT), H.R. 1494, creates a federal anti-cruelty statute prohibiting extreme acts of violence against animals when they occur in interstate commerce or on federal property and establishes the first federal law against bestiality. There is a distinct correlation between sexual abuse of animals and children. The bill has 282 cosponsors.

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    Cosponsorship

    Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act

    H.R. 1406 amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the slaughter, trade, and import of dogs and cats for human consumption. This bill prevents these practices from taking hold in the U.S and encourages worldwide reform. The bill has 246 cosponsors. The House approved the bill as an amendment to the Farm bill.

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    Cosponsorship

    Pet and Women's Safety Act

    Domestic violence that hurts pets and people: The PAWS Act, H.R. 909, helps to protect battered partners and their pets by extending federal domestic violence protections to include pets, and authorizing grant money to help women’s shelters accommodate pets. Many victims their decision to leave a violent situation out of fear for their pets’ safety; 84% of women entering shelters reported that their partners abused or killed the family pet. The bill has 248 cosponsors.

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    Cosponsorship

    Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

    H.R. 1456, expands upon the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 and the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and prohibits the trade of shark fins. Shark populations are in crisis because of the demand for fins. The bill has 243 cosponsors.

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    Cosponsorship

    Prevent All Soring Tactics Act

    H.R. 1847 prohibit trainers from injuring the feet and lower legs of horses with caustic chemicals or mechanical means – a practice known as “soring.” This malicious abuse causes the horses pain when they step on the ground, causing them to exaggerate gait in show competitions. The bill has 283 cosponsors.

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    Cosponsorship

    Horse slaughter for human consumption

    The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, would ban the slaughter and live export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption. That bill has 217 cosponsors.

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