Sending Office: Bordallo, Madeleine Z.
Sent By:
Iain.Hart@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to cosponsor
H.R.5697
, the “Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018.” This bipartisan bill will:

  • Strengthen federal enforcement against poachers, traffickers, and the global trade in illegal wildlife and seafood products;

  • Engage and incentivize whistleblowers in the fight to bring down global wildlife trafficking rings;

  • Provide dedicated funding for wildlife, marine mammal, sea/freshwater turtle, and shark conservation
    at no expense to American taxpayers; and

  • Build upon the
    Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016
    , enacted into law last Congress.

H.R.5697 includes enforcement provisions passed by the House in November 2015 by voice vote, which will empower federal law enforcement to combat the growing wildlife trafficking
trade linked to transnational criminal organizations and even terrorist groups. Wildlife trafficking, poaching, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing rank among the top global crimes, generating billions in illicit profits each year for groups
responsible for human rights abuses, weapons and narcotics trafficking, and political corruption.

To be added as a cosponsor or for questions regarding the bill, please contact
Iain.Hart@mail.house.gov in Rep. Bordallo’s office or
Martha.Newell@mail.house.gov in Rep. Young’s office. Thank you for your consideration of this bipartisan bill.

Sincerely,

MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO

Member of Congress

DON YOUNG

Dean of the House of Representatives

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Environment, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Trade

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 5697
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