Articles About Government Affairs

Please see the below articles about Government Affairs from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

House passes Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

On September 29, the House of Representatives passed the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HR 1754) by voice vote. Led by Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY), the bill would crack down on...

Preventing Future Pandemics Act

One of the stark realities COVID-19 has forced us to confront is the huge risk posed by zoonotic diseases—pathogens passed from nonhuman animals to humans. COVID is merely the latest and most devastating example of...

New Year, New Congress

With a new administration taking the helm in January, we can expect an end to the damaging wildlife and environmental policies that have unfortunately been a hallmark of the current administration (see page 2). The...

2021 Brings Brighter Outlook for Animals

A Message from the President As we approach the end of the year, AWI is continuing to hold the line for animals. We look forward to 2021 and are eager to work with the new...

NEPA Rollback Endangers Communities and Wildlife

In mid-July, the Trump administration finalized its overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), enacting new regulations that weaken this key environmental law. Unprecedented in significance and scope, these changes undermine informed agency decision-making...

Rep. Huffman: Ban Drilling near Bear Dens

On July 30, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) introduced the Polar Bear Cub Survival Act (HR 7876). Polar bears are one of many species facing ongoing threats from the oil and gas industry. As the Trump...

Rep. Lieu Leads Effort to Get the Lead Out

AWI has been working closely with Representative Ted Lieu’s (D-CA) office on the Lead Endangers Animals Daily (LEAD) Act, which was introduced on July 9. Rep. Lieu is determined to prevent the needless poisoning of...