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H.R. 2442 (116th): Puppy Protection Act of 2019

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To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Brian Fitzpatrick

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2019
Length: 7 pages
May 1, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 1, 2019, 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).


197 Cosponsors (190 Democrats, 7 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Following Brindisi Push, President Trump Signs Brindisi Sponsored PACT Act Into Law
    — Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 6, 2019

After Brindisi Push, House Passes Animal Cruelty Legislation
    — Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 28, 2019

Brindisi Champions Animal Welfare, Joins Local Activists and Officials to Outline Goals and Accomplishments for Protecting Animals
    — Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY22, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 1, 2019

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May 1, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2442 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2442. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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