About the bill
The Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2015 would prohibit the sale or transport of horses and other equines for the purpose of consumption. It would establish congressional recognition that equines are not domesticated for human consumption. It also would recognize that United States-bred horses are treated with unsafe chemicals and that therefore the consumption of equines raised in the United States is dangerous to human health. Proponents of the bill say that so long as there is no procedure to ensure equines are not treated with chemicals hazardous to human consumption it is necessary to ban the consumption of equine meat. The bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on April 22, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
199 Cosponsors (157 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Reps. Lujan Grisham & Buchanan Warn Against Horse Slaughter”
— Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 4, 2016
“Buchanan Demands Answers in Illegal Slaughter of 1,800 Horses”
— Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 10, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
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H.R. 1942 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1942. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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