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H.R. 961 (116th): Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019

To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Feb 4, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 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).


237 Cosponsors (208 Democrats, 29 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Buchanan Earns 100% Score (Again!) From U.S. Humane Society
    — Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 28, 2020

Buchanan Earns Perfect Score from Humane Society
    — Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019

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Feb 4, 2019

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

Jan 29, 2020
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 961 (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. 961. 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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