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Please Support H.R.1094 and S. 541 — 113th Congress (2013-2014) H.R.1094 Introduced in House; 03/12/2013.

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Stop The Abuse of Horses, and Stop The Slaughter of Horses Petition Campaign.

Please Support H.R.1094 and S. 541 — 113th Congress (2013-2014) H.R.1094 Introduced in House; 03/12/2013. Sponsored by Representative Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district. Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale or transport of equines (horses and other members of the equidae family) or their parts (including flesh, meat, and viscera), or the importing or exporting of equines or their parts into or out of the United States, by any person who knows or should have known that such equines are to be slaughtered for human consumption as food.

S. 541: Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 Introduced; 03/12/2013. Democrat Senator from Louisiana Mary Landrieu Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug. Prohibits the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human consumption.

Please contact the Senator or Representative in your state or district. The United States Congress has an upper chamber called the Senate and a lower chamber called the House of Representatives (or “House” for short) which share the responsibilities of the legislative process to create federal statutory law. The Senate The 50 states elect 2 senators each for staggered 6-year terms. A senator represents between 1 and 37 million people, depending on their state’s population. The day-to-day activities of the Senate are controlled largely by the political party holding the most seats, called the “majority party.“ Here is a count of senators by party: Democrats 53 Republicans 45 Independents 2 Total 100 The House of Representatives The states are also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 710,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a 2-year term. As in the Senate, the day-to-day activities of the House are controlled by the “majority party.“ Here is a count of representatives by party: Republicans 234 Democrats 201 Total 435 In addition, the District of Columbia and the U.S.’s five island territories each send a non-voting delegate to the House. Puerto Rico’s delegate is called the Resident Commissioner. Congressional Sessions Congress works in two-year sessions tied to the elections. Each session is actually called a Congress and begins in the January of the year following an election. We are currently in the 113th Congress which began on Jan 3, 2013. The 112th Congress ended on Jan 3, 2013.

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