113th Congressional Letters and Testimony


Animal Welfare and Human Animal Bond Issues

Appropriations Issues

  • On March 24, 2014, the Animal Agriculture Coalition (AAC) sent a letter that outlined a comprehensive list of U.S. Department of Agriculture programs and agencies that need funding because of their impact on animal health and the animal agriculture community.

  • On March 18, 2014, the AVMA spearheaded a letter specifically seeking continued funding of $4.8 million for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) and first-time funding for the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP). 

  • On March 28, 2014, the National Association for the Advancement of Animal Science sent a letter seeking $10 million for the Section 1433 Continuing Animal Health and Disease, Food Security, and Stewardship Research, Education and Extension Programs. 

  • On March 1, many state and national organizations signed onto a letter with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians seeking $15 million for the new budget line authorized in the Farm Bill for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).

Budget and School Loan Issues

Environmental and Conservation Issues

Farm Bill Reauthorization Issues

Federal Employment Issues

Food Safety Issues

Pharmaceutical Issues

Public Health Issues

Research Issues

Small Business Issues

Veterinary Profession Issues

Veterinary Schools and Education Issues

Veterinary Workforce Issues