Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:25

Supporters of our work should know that the entire Humane Society Legislative Fund staff has transitioned to remote work. We’re working hard to call attention to the needs of local humane societies and other animal service agencies, and to make federal legislators mindful of the critical role these entities play. And we’re also continuing to advance our regular mission of giving animals the best possible representation in the nation’s capital. 

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Earl Blumenauer for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Vern Buchanan for Florida’s 16th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Vern Buchanan for Florida’s 16th Congressional District

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Rep. Vern Buchanan for Florida’s 16th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2020)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Vern Buchanan for Florida’s 16th Congressional District.

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 14:13

By Brad Pyle

Tonight, the Democratic Party will host a presidential debate, and we thought it timely to examine the animal protection records of candidates for president. This debate will be co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Charleston. You can watch it live on CBS or CBS.com. We want you and other supporters to know that we’re going to hold candidates at all levels accountable for their animal welfare commitments in the coming election cycle.

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:00

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 00:00

On National Voter Registration Day, remember what’s at stake for animals

A House committee today approved four key pieces of animal protection and conservation legislation to alleviate threats faced by some of the world’s most iconic and at-risk species, including a bill that would end harmful public contact activities with big cats, another that would crack down on the shark fin trade in the United States, one that would continue a critical conservation funding source, and a bill that would restrict the import of the body parts of endangered and threatened large animals killed overseas by trophy hunters.

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:00

Where do the Democratic presidential candidates stand on animal protection issues?

With the Democratic election field for 2020 in play, we thought it timely to examine the animal protection records of candidates for president. This two-part series will highlight the pro-animal commitments of the candidates. Following the order of the Democratic Party’s second presidential debate, here’s what we know:   

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders has been a steady and consistent supporter of animal protection during his time in Congress.

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:00

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:00

Steve King, down for the count?

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

We are on Capitol Hill today for the swearing in of the 116th Congress, along with Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund colleagues. We’re meeting with members of Congress, old and new, and gearing up for a new session of pushing for the passage of federal legislation to protect animals.

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00