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Humane Treatment of Animals

Reps. Titus, Mast Call Out Dog Testing at NHLBI

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Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) and Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) sent a letter to the Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to express their concerns about the use of taxpayer dollars to fund a colony of dogs bred to suffer from bleeding disorders, and to finance deadly experiments on these dogs.

Bipartisan Congressional Support Sends Three Titus Bills to the President's Desk

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“I am proud of these bills that passed the House today with bipartisan support,” said Rep. Titus. “They address the critical issues of protecting our beloved pets during disasters, saving taxpayer dollars by making public buildings more energy-efficient, and preventing FEMA reservists from losing their full-time employment while they are assisting communities during natural catastrophes."

Titus Calls on NIH to Curb the Use of Primates in Research

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Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) sent a letter to Acting Director Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D. of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) inquiring about the recent decision to award the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) at the University of Washington an additional $65 million grant that perpetuates outdated and inefficient primate experiments rather than ethical and translatable research.

Rep. Titus Fights for Animal Testing Alternatives

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Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, was joined by Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. requesting that the FDA develop and release Guidance for Industry on alternatives to animal testing.

Rep. Titus Introduces Planning for Animal Wellness (PAW) Act

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Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) introduced the Planning for Animal Wellness (PAW) Act. This legislation directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish an advisory group of outside experts who will align FEMA guidance to match current best practices in animal care for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Titus Urges Investigation Into the Relationship Between BLM Facility Conditions and Recent Illness Outbreaks

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Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, was joined by Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) in sending a letter to Secretary Deb Haaland expressing concerns about recent reports of wild horses suffering from mysterious respiratory and neurological illnesses in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) facilities.