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Hastings receives 100 percent score from Humane Society annual Scorecard in 113th Congress

Congressional Alcee L. Hastings

Congressional Alcee L. Hastings

Hastings receives 100 percent score from Humane Society annual Scorecard in 113th Congress

    WASHINGTION, D.C. — Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Humane Society Legislative Fund awarded him a 100 percent rating on their 2014 Annual Score-card:

    “I am delighted to receive this recognition from the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Since I came to Congress, and even before, animal welfare has remained an issue of great importance to me. As we move into our 114th Congress, I will continue to work to ensure that all animals are treated humanely.

    “I believe that animal abuse is unequivocally wrong, and will never waiver in my support for animal rights.”

Hastings co-sponsored multiple pieces of legislation in the 113th Congress that will protect animal welfare as well as consumers, including H.R. 1518, the Preventing All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1731, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments, H.R. 366, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, and H.R. 1094, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act.

Every year, the Humane Society Legislative Fund rates U.S. Senators and Representatives on their leadership and advocacy for animal rights.  The scorecard tracks key votes, sponsorship, and co-sponsorship of important pro-animal legislation. To view the entire scorecard, please visit: (http://www.hslf.org/assets/pdfs/humane-scorecard/humane-scorecard-2014.pdf)

Congressman Alcee L. Has-tings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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