H.R. 2256 (112th): Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011


Jun 21, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael “Mike” Doyle Jr.

Representative for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally.

Summary (CRS)

6/21/2011--Introduced.Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011 - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to list permissible sources of dogs and cats used by research facilities to include dogs and cats ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 21, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2256”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


98 cosponsors (84D, 14R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 3907 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 22, 2009

H.R. 2224 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 3, 2013

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