Congress returns from its August recess very soon and before they get back to work, it is important that your Congressman hear from you about H.R. 3136, the Enforcement Transparency Act (ETA). You can contact your Congressman in mere seconds thanks to NABR's Capwiz system, a quick, easy-to-use portal to send a pre-written (but editable) message to your Congressman. Please take a moment to urge your Congressman to cosponsor and support H.R. 3136!
H.R. 3136 is a common-sense, bipartisan bill that will provide the research community and the public a much greater understanding of how penalties are calculated for enforcement actions by USDA. Simply put, the ETA would require the USDA to release the guidelines used by Investigative and Enforcement Services (IES) at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the formulation of any civil penalties for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. To read NABR's talking points on the ETA, please click here.
Again, please contact your Congressman TODAY and urge him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 3136. Click here to use NABR's Capwiz system to send an email directly to their offices and please encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to do the same.