Every year the Humane Society Legislative Fund publishes a "Humane Scorecard" for Congress. The final version of the 2015 scorecard has been published, which covers the first session of the 114th Congress and shows how your U.S. senators and U.S. representatives performed.
It demonstrates the level of support for animal protection issues, and evaluates their support for adequate funding to enforce federal animal welfare laws, and their co-sponsorship of priority bills to protect animals, including pets, horses and animals in laboratories.
Scores varied from zero to 100. The average was 48. A special 100+ rating goes to the senators and representatives who took the pro-animal position on every scored item and earned extra credit for leading on one or more animal issues. Only 38 of the 535 members of Congress received this excellent score. Achieving this prestigious 100+ rating is our own congressman, Vern Buchanan.
The Humane Society of the United States and many, many of his local constituents commend Congressman Buchanan on his excellent work and important sponsorships and support of issues that help alleviate animal abuse and exploitation.
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Thank you, Congressman Buchanan.