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Florida Delegation Applauds Biden Signing the PACT Act into Law

The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill weighed in after President Joe Biden signed the “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act” from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Rep. Mark Takano,...

Florida’s Senators Vote for the PACT Act, Adding Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn...

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined most of their colleagues in voting to pass the “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act” from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. The bill...
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Vern Buchanan, Jan Schakowsky Bring Out Bill to Ban Slaughtering Horses for Human Consumption

Buchanan weighed in on the bill after Schakowsky introduced it on Wednesday. While he noted slaughtering horses for human consumption is currently banned, Buchanan stressed that it is only temporary and horses can be taken to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered, citing numbers that more than 37,000 of them were exported to slaughterhouses last year. 
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Vern Buchanan Wants to End FDA Requirement to Test Drugs on Animals

Buchanan introduced the bill this month and highlighted it on Thursday, insisting it will “streamline drug development and spur innovation without resorting to inhumane and counterproductive experiments on dogs, primates and other animals.”
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Florida Congressmen Bring Back the Humane Research and Testing Act

Back in October, Hastings introduced the “Humane Research and Testing Act” with Buchanan as a co-sponsor. While they did not their bill over the finish line last time out, they brought it back this week.
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Florida Congressmen Introduce Humane Research and Testing Act With the Support of Dr. Jane...

Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings introduced the “Humane Research and Testing Act” with Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan as a co-sponsor. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Vern Buchanan Named Humane Society’s Legislator of the Year

Buchanan weighed in on the award on Thursday as he was one of 34 members of Congress to earn the highest ranking from the Humane Society in 2019. 
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Florida Congressmen Continue to Warn About the Cruelty, Public Safety Concerns of Chinese Dog...

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., wrote President Donald Trump on the matter last week, following up on a letter they sent him back in April. They called on Trump to call fro China to ban live animal markets. Back in November, the two congressmen teamed up with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., to introduce a resolution “calling on all nations to end their dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade.”
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Gus Bilirakis Focuses on Helping Patients By Expanding Access to Cell Transplants

As part of one of the federal omnibus bills passed last month, the “Patient Access to Cellular Transplant (PACT) Act” which U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., proposed with Bilirakis’ support was signed into law. 
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Bill From Florida Congressmen Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty, Torture Becomes Law

This week, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill from two congressmen from Florida–Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan–cracking down on animal cruelty and torture.

Vern Buchanan, Don Beyer Want to Stop Testing Cosmetics on Animals

Beyer brought out the “Humane Cosmetics Act,” which “would end safety testing of cosmetic products on animals and prohibit the sale of products developed using animal testing,” on Monday with Buchanan as the main cosponsor.

Florida Congressmen Get Bill Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty Through Congress

Two congressmen from Florida--Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--got their proposal cracking down on animal cruelty and torture through Congress and it is now headed to President Donald Trump’s deks.
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