[Congressional Record Index (2013)]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



ANIMALS  related term(s) National Wildlife Refuges
  Amendments
      Research: improve sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees (S. 
        1561), S7684 [30OC]
  Articles and editorials
      Preferred Paths--Agency Recommends Against King Cove Road, S496 
        [7FE]
  Bills and resolutions
      African Elephant Conservation Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 39), 
        H28 [3JA]
      Agriculture: authorize voluntary grazing permit retirement on 
        certain Federal lands where livestock grazing is impractical 
        (see H.R. 2201), H2955 [23MY]
      ------provide for a uniform national standard for the housing 
        and treatment of egg-laying hens (see S. 820), S3028 [25AP] 
        (see H.R. 1731), H2349 [25AP]
      Amtrak: propose a pet policy that allows passengers to transport 
        domesticated cats and dogs on certain trains (see S. 1710), 
        S8049 [14NO] (see H.R. 2066), H2838 [21MY]
      Animal Welfare Act: provide further protection for puppies (see 
        S. 395), S943 [27FE] (see H.R. 847), H700 [27FE]
      Armed Forces: establish a grant program to encourage use of 
        assistance dogs by certain members and veterans (see H.R. 
        2847), H5172 [30JY]
      ------require the use of only human-based methods for training 
        members in the treatment of severe combat injuries (see S. 
        1550), S6886 [24SE] (see H.R. 3172), H5832 [25SE]
      Asian Elephant Conservation Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 39), H28 
        [3JA]
      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild 
        Fauna and Flora: tribute (see H. Res. 220), H2774 [17MY]
      Crime: ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities 
        are obtained legally (see H.R. 2224), H3014 [3JN]
      ------prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture (see S. 
        666), S2455 [8AP] (see H.R. 366), H278 [23JA]
      ------prohibit the sale or transport of equines or equine parts 
        in interstate or foreign commerce for human consumption (see 
        H.R. 1094), H1356 [12MR]
      Dept. of Agriculture: define urban rodent control for clarifying 
        control of nuisance mammals and birds carried out by Animal 
        and Plant Health Inspection Service wildlife services program 
        and private sector (see H.R. 730), H546 [14FE]
      ------provide for the conduct of activities to detect, and 
        respond in a timely manner to, threats to animal health (see 
        S. 859), S3091 [6MY]
      ------submit and provide access to a report on the animals 
        killed under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
        Wildlife Services program (see H.R. 2074), H2838 [21MY]
      Dept. of Energy: make transparent direct and indirect costs 
        incurred by power marketing administrations for compliance 
        with environmental laws impacting fish and wildlife 
        conservation (see H.R. 2162), H2953 [23MY]
      Dept. of HHS: establish a program to assist in importation and 
        care for abused, injured, or abandoned nonhuman primates (see 
        H.R. 3556), H7310 [20NO]
      Dept. of the Interior: enter into an agreement to provide for 
        management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the 
        Currituck National Wildlife Refuge (see H.R. 126), H31 [3JA]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: carry out a pilot program on dog 
        training therapy (see H.R. 183), H51 [4JA]
      ------improve provision of guide dogs to veterans blinded by a 
        service-connected injury (see H.R. 3647), H7507 [4DE]
      Education: expand workforce of veterinarians specialized in care 
        and conservation of wild animals and ecosystems and develop 
        educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological 
        veterinary medicine (see H.R. 2796), H4978 [23JY]
      Endangered species: allow importation of polar bear trophies 
        taken in sport hunts in Canada (see H.R. 1819), H2393 [26AP]
      ------allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport 
        hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined 
        to be a threatened species (see S. 847), S3029 [25AP] (see 
        H.R. 1818), H2393 [26AP]
      ------save (see H.R. 576), H412 [6FE]
      Endangered Species Act: establish a procedure for approval of 
        certain settlements (see S. 19), S943 [27FE] (see H.R. 1314), 
        H1821 [21MR]
      ------promote sustainable-use conservation and harmonize with 
        Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of 
        Wild Fauna and Flora (see H.R. 1866), H2484 [7MY]
      EPA: prohibit release of sensitive data relative to livestock 
        producers (see S. 1343), S5840 [23JY]
      FDA: enhance reporting requirements pertaining to use of 
        antimicrobial drugs in food animals (see H.R. 820), H658 
        [26FE]
      ------improve ability to study use of antimicrobial drugs in 
        food-producing animals (see S. 895), S3256 [8MY]
      ------reauthorize user fee programs relating to generic new 
        animal drugs (see H.R. 1408), H1856 [9AP]
      ------reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs 
        (see H.R. 1407), H1856 [9AP]
      ------reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs 
        and generic new animal drugs (see S. 622), S2026 [20MR]
      Fish and fishing: reduce predation on endangered Columbia River 
        salmon and other nonlisted species (see H.R. 1308), H1821 
        [21MR]
      Food: amend inspection laws to notify consumers of products 
        produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on sewage 
        sludge-treated land (see H.R. 213), H52 [4JA]
      Great Ape Conservation Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 1328), H1822 
        [21MR]
      Great Lakes: establish deadline for restricting sewage dumping 
        and fund programs and activities for improving wastewater 
        discharges (see S. 571), S1853 [14MR] (see H.R. 1185), H1426 
        [14MR]
      GSA: incorporate bird-safe building materials and design 
        features into public buildings (see H.R. 2078), H2838 [21MY]
      Health: prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of 
        equines raised in the U.S. (see S. 541), S1710 [12MR]
      Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, 
        strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of 
        Agriculture enforcement (see S. 1406), S6126 [31JY] (see H.R. 
        1518), H1956 [11AP]
      Hunting and trapping: prohibit body-gripping traps in National 
        Wildlife Refuge System (see H.R. 3513), H7152 [15NO]
      Kisatchie National Forest: prohibit restrictions on the use of 
        dogs in deer hunting activities (see H.R. 542), H411 [6FE]
      K-9 Veterans Day: designate (see H. Res. 116), H1396 [13MR]
      Marine Turtle Conservation Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 1329), 
        H1822 [21MR]
      Morality and ethics: condemn practice of gassing stray cats and 
        dogs (see H. Res. 433), H7567 [5DE]
      ------disapprove use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter 
        animals and support State laws requiring the use of drugs for 
        euthanasia by animal shelters (see H. Res. 208), H2533 [8MY]
      Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act: 
        reauthorize (see S. 231), S519 [7FE] (see H.R. 262), H168 
        [15JA]
      National Animal Rescue Day: designate (see H. Res. 63), H455 
        [12FE]
      National Bison Day: designate (see S. Res. 254), S6753 [24SE]
      National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (see S. Res. 
        191), S5499 [27JN]
      National Marine Awareness Day: support goals and ideals (see H. 
        Res. 68), H502 [13FE]
      North American bison: designate as the national mammal of the 
        U.S. (see H.R. 3400), H6952 [30OC]
      Pharmaceuticals: preserve effectiveness of medically important 
        antimicrobials used in treatment of human and animal diseases 
        (see S. 1256), S5498 [27JN] (see H.R. 1150), H1425 [14MR]
      Public lands: improve management of grazing leases and permits 
        (see S. 258), S520 [7FE] (see H.R. 657), H500 [13FE]
      Research: improve sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees (see 
        S. 1561), S7063 [30SE]
      Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 
        39), H28 [3JA]
      Sports: improve integrity and safety of interstate horseracing 
        (see S. 973), S3569 [16MY] (see H.R. 2012), H2716 [16MY]
      ------protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (see S. 1335), S5800 [18JY] 
        (see S. 1660), S7876 [6NO] (see H.R. 3197), H5883 [26SE] (see 
        H.R. 3590), H7353 [21NO]
      ------recognize heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and 
        shooting on public lands and ensure continued opportunities 
        for those activities (see S. 170), S357 [29JA] (see H.R. 
        1825), H2404 [3MY]
      Taxation: allow for a 3-year recovery period for all racehorses 
        (see H.R. 2212), H2964 [24MY]
      ------expand the types of livestock for which bonus depreciation 
        is available (see S. 494), S1269 [7MR]
      ------provide exclusion for assistance provided to certain 
        veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness program 
        participants (see S. 553), S1785 [13MR] (see H.R. 1125), H1395 
        [13MR]
      ------reduce the holding period used to determine whether horses 
        qualify as certain assets (see H.R. 998), H1318 [6MR]
      Transportation: prohibit transportation of horses in vehicles 
        containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another (see 
        S. 1459), S6207 [1AU]
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: exempt from certain prohibitions 
        on the importation of wildlife animals accidentally included 
        in shipments of aquatic species produced in commercial 
        aquaculture (see H.R. 3105), H5587 [17SE]
      Veterinarians: allow transport and dispensing of controlled 
        substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside 
        of the registered location (see S. 950), S3430 [14MY] (see S. 
        1171), S4521 [17JN] (see H.R. 1528), H1991 [12AP]
      Wildlife: establish improved regulatory process for injurious 
        wildlife to prevent introduction and establishment in the U.S. 
        of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites 
        (see S. 1153), S4406 [12JN] (see H.R. 996), H1318 [6MR]
      ------exempt certain snake species in the U.S. from removal (see 
        H.R. 2158), H2953 [23MY]
      ------prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big 
        cats except by accredited zoos and facilities and require 
        registration of big cats currently in possession by private 
        owners (see S. 1381), S6023 [29JY] (see H.R. 1998), H2654 
        [15MY]
      ------prohibit import, export, transportation, sale, receipt, 
        acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of 
        any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species (see S. 
        1463), S6207 [1AU] (see H.R. 2856), H5173 [30JY]
      Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council: establish 
        Advisory Committee to advise Depts. of the Interior and 
        Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting, and 
        recreational shooting (see H.R. 2799), H4978 [23JY]
      Wildlife refuges: issue a Wildlife Refuge System Conservation 
        Semipostal Stamp (see H.R. 1384), H1824 [21MR]
  Letters
      Allegations of animal abuse by Dept. of Agriculture Wildlife 
        Services program employee: Representatives DeFazio and 
        Campbell, E277 [12MR]
      ------Thomas J. Vilsack, Sec. of Agriculture, E277 [12MR]
      Sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees improvement: Wayne 
        Pacelle, Humane Society of the U.S. and Michael Markarian, 
        Humane Society Legislative Fund (organization), H6966 [12NO]
      Special rules for certain nonimmigrants employed as 
        sheepherders: Alan C. Nelson, Dept. of Justice, S5240 [26JN]
      ------Alan K. Simpson, S5240 [26JN]
      ------Jane Oates, Dept. of Labor, S5240 [26JN]
      ------Senator Enzi, S5240 [26JN]
  Remarks in House
      Aiken, SC: tribute to Dogwood Stable for Palace Malice 
        (racehorse) winning Belmont Stakes, H3271 [11JN]
      American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
        (ASPCA): anniversary, E561 [26AP]
      Armed Forces: establish a grant program to encourage use of 
        assistance dogs by certain members and veterans (H.R. 2847), 
        H5099 [30JY]
      Blizzards: disaster assistance to South Dakota, H6350 [8OC], 
        H6428 [9OC]
      BLM: collaborate with Western States to prevent listing of sage-
        grouse as an endangered species, H7458 [4DE]
      Bradenton, FL: birthday of South Florida Museum's Snooty the 
        Manatee, E772 [3JN]
      Bradford County Humane Society: American Society for the 
        Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) grant recipient, E562 
        [26AP]
      Carteret County, NC: tribute to Carteret County Humane Society 
        Animal Shelter, E1066 [16JY]
      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild 
        Fauna and Flora: tribute (H. Res. 220), E691 [17MY]
      Corps of Engineers: prohibit funding to regulate farming, 
        forestry, and ranching activities exempted under the Federal 
        Water Pollution Control Act, H4358, H4359 [10JY]
      Crime: prevent video depictions of animal cruelty, E1002 [28JN]
      Dept. of Agriculture: allegations of animal abuse by Wildlife 
        Services program employee, E277 [12MR]
      ------discontinue National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, 
        H3912, H3913 [19JN]
      ------Livestock Indemnity Program funding, H6350 [8OC], H6465 
        [10OC]
      ------submit and provide access to a report on the animals 
        killed under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
        Wildlife Services program (H.R. 2074), E713 [21MY]
      Dept. of Defense: advise and assist Africans in suppressing 
        illicit wildlife trade, H3560, H3561 [13JN]
      ------Therapeutic Service Dog Training Program evaluation study 
        funding, H4924 [23JY]
      ------wildlife reserve ranger training and equipment funding to 
        combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, H4912 [23JY]
      Dept. of Homeland Security: National Bio and Agro-Defense 
        Facility research facility construction funding, H3166-H3168 
        [5JN]
      Dept. of the Interior: enter into an agreement to provide for 
        management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the 
        Currituck National Wildlife Refuge (H.R. 126), H2993, H2994 
        [3JN]
      Economy: impact of Government regulations, H5185 [31JY]
      Education: expand workforce of veterinarians specialized in care 
        and conservation of wild animals and ecosystems and develop 
        educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological 
        veterinary medicine (H.R. 2796), E1119 [23JY]
      EPA: release of sensitive data relative to livestock producers, 
        H1403 [14MR]
      FDA: enhance reporting requirements pertaining to use of 
        antimicrobial drugs in food animals (H.R. 820), H2991 [3JN]
      ------reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs 
        and generic new animal drugs (S. 622), H2984-H2993 [3JN], E829 
        [10JN]
      Horse Protection Act: designate additional unlawful acts, 
        strengthen penalties for violations, and improve Dept. of 
        Agriculture enforcement (H.R. 1518), E441 [12AP]
      Houston, TX: anniversary of George Bush Intercontinental Airport 
        Rangers program, E1715 [20NO]
      ------tribute to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, E324 [18MR]
      Interstate commerce: prohibit States from enacting laws that 
        place restrictions on means of production for agricultural 
        goods sold within its borders but produced in other States, 
        E1002 [28JN]
      K-9 Veterans Day: observance, E243 [5MR]
      Lacey Act: modify, H4991 [24JY]
      National Invasive Species Awareness Week: observance, E178 
        [25FE], E245 [5MR]
      Oregon Cattleman's Association: anniversary, E917 [19JN]
      Pennsylvania State University: tribute to Equine Science 
        Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale, H2252 [24AP]
      PetSmart, Inc.: tribute to partnership with Family Promise 
        (organization) to assist homeless families with pets, H2416 
        [6MY]
      Pharmaceuticals: preserve effectiveness of medically important 
        antimicrobials used in treatment of human and animal diseases 
        (H.R. 1150), H2991, H2992 [3JN], H6623 [16OC], E299 [14MR]
      Pheasants Forever (organization): anniversary, E175 [25FE]
      Prince William County, VA: tribute to Prince William County 
        Animal Shelter volunteers, E971 [26JN]
      ------tribute to Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers, 
        E972 [26JN]
      Public lands: impact of shutdown on fishing, hunting, and other 
        recreational activities, H6308-H6312 [5OC]
      Research: improve sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees, 
        H6963-H6967 [12NO]
      Saratoga Springs, NY: anniversary of Saratoga Race Course, H5033 
        [24JY]
      Sports: recognize importance of recreational fishing, hunting, 
        and shooting and ensure continued opportunities for those 
        activities, H3029 [4JN]
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: impact of proposal to declare 
        portions of the Sierra Nevada Mountains as critical habitat 
        for certain species, H4603 [18JY]
      ------permit King Cove Native Corp., land conveyance in exchange 
        for construction of single-lane gravel emergency road access 
        through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, H514 
        [14FE]
      Wildlife: establish improved regulatory process for injurious 
        wildlife to prevent introduction and establishment in the U.S. 
        of nonnative wildlife and wild animal pathogens and parasites 
        (H.R. 996), E248 [6MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Africa: combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, S8043 [14NO]
      Agriculture: provide for a uniform national standard for the 
        housing and treatment of egg-laying hens (S. 820), S3032 
        [25AP]
      Arkansas State Championship Horse Show: anniversary, S6193 [1AU]
      Blizzards: disaster assistance to South Dakota, S7341 [9OC], 
        S7402 [11OC]
      BLM: collaborate with Western States to prevent listing of sage-
        grouse as an endangered species, S2305 [22MR]
      Courts: decision in U.S. v. Estate of E. Wayne Hage relative to 
        grazing permits on Federal land, S5607 [10JY]
      Dept. of Agriculture: ensure farmers and ranchers are protected 
        from market manipulation by large meatpacking corporations, 
        S1768 [13MR]
      ------Livestock Indemnity Program funding, S7341 [9OC], S7375 
        [10OC], S7396, S7402 [11OC]
      Dept. of the Interior: enter into an agreement to provide for 
        management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the 
        Currituck National Wildlife Refuge (H.R. 126), S4024 [7JN], 
        S4027 [10JN]
      Endangered Species Act: affirm importance of State and Federal 
        partnership to protect wildlife, S2265 [22MR]
      EPA: prohibit release of sensitive data relative to livestock 
        producers, S3751 [22MY]
      ------prohibit release of sensitive data relative to livestock 
        producers (S. 1343), S5842 [23JY]
      FDA: clarify regulation of animal drug compounding, S8071, S8072 
        [18NO]
      ------reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs 
        and generic new animal drugs (S. 622), S3275 [8MY]
      Food: allow States to require labels on any food, beverage, or 
        other edible products sold that contain, or are produced with, 
        a genetically engineered material, S3731, S3750 [22MY], S3796, 
        S3797 [23MY]
      Food industry: preserve safety and meat inspections at 
        meatpacking plants, S1970 [20MR]
      Great Lakes: establish deadline for restricting sewage dumping 
        and fund programs and activities for improving wastewater 
        discharges (S. 571), S1859-S1861 [14MR]
      Immigration: maintain special rules for certain nonimmigrants 
        employed as sheepherders, S5239 [26JN]
      National Bison Day: designate (S. Res. 254), S6759 [24SE], S7634 
        [29OC]
      National Day of the American Cowboy: designate (S. Res. 191), 
        S5673 [11JY]
      National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy: 
        release, S2491 [9AP]
      Pharmaceuticals: preserve effectiveness of medically important 
        antimicrobials used in treatment of human and animal diseases 
        (S. 1256), S5503 [27JN]
      Research: improve sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees (S. 
        1561), S7684, S7685 [30OC]
      Sports: protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (S. 1335), S5806 [18JY], S7911 
        [7NO]
      ------protect and enhance opportunities for recreational 
        fishing, hunting, and shooting (S. 1660), S7911 [7NO]
      ------recognize heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and 
        shooting on public lands and ensure continued opportunities 
        for those activities (S. 170), S367 [29JA]
      Taxation: provide exclusion for assistance provided to certain 
        veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness program 
        participants (S. 553), S1789 [13MR]
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: permit King Cove Native Corp., 
        land conveyance in exchange for construction of single-lane 
        gravel emergency road access through Izembek National Wildlife 
        Refuge in Alaska, S493-S496 [7FE], S997 [28FE], S2543 [10AP]
      Veterinarians: allow transport and dispensing of controlled 
        substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside 
        of the registered location (S. 1171), S4523 [17JN]
      ------allow transport and dispensing of controlled substances in 
        the usual course of veterinary practice outside of the 
        registered location (S. 950), S9043 [19DE]
  Reports filed
      Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: Committee on Natural 
        Resources (House) (H.R. 126) (H. Rept. 113-77), H2773 [17MY]
      FDA User Fee Programs Relating to New Animal Drugs and Generic 
        New Animal Drugs Reauthorization: Committee on Health, 
        Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 622), S2025 [20MR]
      FDA User Fee Programs Relating to New Animal Drugs 
        Reauthorization: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) 
        (H.R. 1407) (H. Rept. 113-188), H5395 [2AU]
      Grazing Improvement Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) 
        (H.R. 657) (H. Rept. 113-145), H4308 [9JY]
      Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act: Committee on Natural 
        Resources (House) (H.R. 1818) (H. Rept. 113-202), H5475 [10SE]
      Sanctuary System for Surplus Chimpanzees Improvement: Committee 
        on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1561), 
        S7673 [30OC]
      Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act: 
        Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 1384) (H. Rept. 
        113-100), H3250 [6JN]
  Statements
      Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act: 
        Several Organizations, S1790 [13MR]
  Texts of
      H.R. 126, Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, H2993 [3JN]
      S. 395, Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act, S944 [27FE]
      S. 571, Great Lakes Water Protection Act, S1860 [14MR]
      S. 622, FDA reauthorization of user fee programs relating to new 
        animal drugs and generic new animal drugs, S3275-S3282 [8MY]
      S. 622, FDA user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and 
        generic new animal drugs reauthorization, H2984-H2991 [3JN]
      S. 1561, sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees improvement, 
        S7685 [30OC]
      S. Res. 191, National Day of the American Cowboy, S5506 [27JN]
      S. Res. 254, National Bison Day, S6759 [24SE]