Urgent Call To Action
It is important that conference committee members and especially the chair persons, specifically Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Adminsitration, and Related Agencies and Conference Committee Chair, hear from you in support of continued de-funding of inspections of horses for slaughter for human consumption.
It is important that you contact Conference Committee Chair, Sen. Herbert Kohl and other committee chair and members. Also, if they are not on the conference committee, contact your own senators and representative. Urge Sen. Kohl and the other committee chair and members and your own representative and senators to adopt the House version of H.R. 2112 and continue de-funding ante-mortem inspections of horses for slaughter for human consumption.
That is all you need to say! Or you can use talking points which you can find here.
It is also important that you only contact Sen. Kohl and other committee chair and members and your own representative and senators. Be very polite. You can do more damage with angry or overly emotional calls or letters. The industry led by the likes of Wyoming state Rep. Sue Wallis and Charlie Stenholm has been lobbying members of Congress for months to allow commercial horse slaughter for human consumption to resume in the U.S. For the sake of the horses, our points in support of continued de-funding of ante-mortem equine inspections must be clear and compelling and stated with authority and reason.
Phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senator’s office you request. Or find direct contact information for senate conference committee members here. Phone the Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-2771 to reach House conference committee members and also find direct contact information for them here. If you decide to contact members in writing, faxes are best.
Senate Conference Committee members:
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Adminsitration, and Related Agencies and Conference Committee Chair; Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD); Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE); Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR); Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH); Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA); Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD); Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Conference Committee Co-Chair; Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee; Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME); Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS); Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL).
House of Representatives Conference Committee members:
Appropriations Full Committee Chair Hal Rogers
Rep. C.W. Bill Young
Rep. Jerry Lewis
Rep. Frank R. Wolf
Rep. Jack Kingston, Agriculture Subcommittee Chair and Conference Committee Co-Chair
Rep. Tom Latham
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
Rep. John Culberson
Rep. John R. Carter
Rep. Jo Bonner
Rep. Steven C. LaTourette
Appropriations Ranking Member Norm Dicks
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Rep. John Olver
Rep. Ed Pastor
Rep. David Price
Rep. Sam Farr, Conference Committee Co-Chair
Rep. Chaka Fattah
Rep. Adam Schiff
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