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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on NIH to Count and Reduce the Number of Animals Used in Experiments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Animal Rights

    In response to growing concerns about the use of animals in laboratory experiments, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has requested the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to keep and make public a basic inventory of the number of animals it uses in intramural research, and to reduce this number over time. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is the Vice Chairwoman of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees and funds the NIH. In her letter to NIH Dire... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Calvert Introduce HEARTS Act to Prioritize Non-Animal Testing Methods in NIH Research
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Animal Rights

    On this Valentine’s Day, Congressmembers Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Ken Calvert (CA-42) announce their introduction of the HEARTS Act (Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences Act) of 2019. The HEARTS Act (H.R. 1209) requires all National Institutes of Health (NIH) research proposals to purposely consider non-animal testing measures, and prioritize these alternatives when possible. “As an animal lover, I am excited to introduce the HEARTS Act to prioritize the use... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Coast Guard Intention to End Live Tissue Training
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Animal Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft’s indication that the Coast Guard would end the use of live tissue training, in which live animals are shot, stabbed, and ultimately euthanized as a means of medical instruction for Coast Guard personnel. At Thursday's House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, the subcommittee's Ranking Democrat, questioned the commandant about the Coast Guard's ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Helps Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency about Federal Animal Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is an original cosponsor of H.R. 816, the bipartisan Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, which would improve government agencies’ reporting about their progress to replace inaccurate, multimillion-dollar animal tests with faster, less costly, and more effective alternative methods for assessing the safety of chemicals, drugs, foods, cosmetics, and other substances. Among the agencies covered by the act are the Environmental Protectio... Read more