Support the Call for an End to the Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade (v. 2)

We write to ask for your support of H.Res.401, a bipartisan resolution that calls for an end to the global dog and cat meat trade. An estimated 30 million dogs and a great number of cats are killed annually around the world for the dog and cat meat trade.
A considerable number of these dogs and cats are stolen pets, still wearing collars when they reach the slaughterhouses. Many of these animals die during transport to the slaughterhouses after days or weeks without food or water, and others suffer illness
and injury during transport. Additionally, the capture, transport, and butchering of dogs and cats and the consumption of their meat poses health risks such as rabies infection to traders, slaughterhouse workers, and consumers.

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APPROPRIATIONS AMENDMENT PROCESS NOTICE

The Committee on Rules is likely to issue an amendment deadline prior to our return from the August district work period for consideration of the remaining eight appropriations bills. The remaining bills reported by the Committee on Appropriations include:
Agriculture; Commerce Justice, Science; Financial Services and General Governmental; Homeland Security; Interior; Labor, HHS, and Education; State and Foreign Operations; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development—all of which can be found on their
website.

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Closing Today COB: Ensure State and Local Governments Have a Seat at the Table During Planning Decisions

To help ensure that federal agencies closely coordinate land-use planning and other regulatory actions with states and local governments, we have prepared a draft Executive Order (EO), a draft memorandum and three draft policies that we are sending to the
Trump Administration. These documents seek to ensure state and local governments are involved in important decisions made by federal agencies that affect their livelihoods and local planning decisions.

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