HR 113 — Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 (SAFE ACT)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug. The bill prohibits the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts for human consumption.
HR 1847 — The PAST Act
To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes.
If you are not a member of POPVOX, contact your US Representative via House.gov as outlined below or call them on the Capitol switchboard and ask them to co-sponsor HR 113 and HR 1847.
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Contacting Congressional Office By Phone
Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate or Representative office you request
Tips for Calling Your Member of Congress — Be Prepared Before You Call
You have one Representative and two Senators representing your interests in Washington DC.
When you dial 202-224-3121 you are directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard. This switchboard can direct you to both Senators as well as Representatives.
Once the operator answers, ask to be connected to whomever you are trying to reach. They will send you to your Senator's or Representative's office line, and a legislative assistant will answer the phone.
It is important to let them know why you are calling and what issue you are calling about. You will sometimes be able to speak directly to your Senator or Representative, but more often you will speak to a staff person in the member's office. This person keeps track of how many people called and their positions on issues, and provides a summary to the member. Be assured that your call does count, even if you are not able to speak directly to your senator or representative.
It is usually most effective to call your own Senators and Representatives, as each is primarily concerned with residents from his or her district. However, you may occasionally find it useful to call other members, if they are on a certain committee or in a particular position to help get a bill passed.
Although you may find it easiest to always call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach your Senators or Representative, you can also find the direct number to any member's office by consulting the Senate phone list or House phone list.
Last updated May 25, 2017, 1:23 pm