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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Rep. Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2018)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.

While serving in the Marines, Rep. Lamb witnessed the essential role animals play in national security and in assisting our veterans as they return home. As a former federal prosecutor, Rep. Lamb knows that people who abuse animals are more likely to commit violent crimes in the future.

"Conor Lamb is committed to supporting commonsense animal protection measures in the U.S. Congress," said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “We urge voters in the 17th district who care about animals to support Conor Lamb for Congress."

In his first four months in office, Rep. Lamb has:

  • Cosponsored the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (H.R. 1494) to make malicious animal cruelty a crime on federal property and in interstate commerce, and complement the state anti-cruelty laws.
  • Cosponsored the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2790), to phase out the testing of cosmetics on live animals and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics.
  • Voted for an amendment (H.Amdmt. 630) to the Farm Bill to clarify that federal prohibitions against dogfighting and cockfighting activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce apply to all U.S. jurisdictions, including the U.S. territories.

Media Contact: press@hslf.org

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HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Visit us on all our channels: on the web at hslf.org, on our blog at animalsandpolitics.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/humanelegislation and on Twitter at twitter.com/HSLegFund.

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