Conservation Reform Act of 2013

(H.R. 2935/S. 1005)

The stated goal of this legislation is to "establish more efficient and effective policies and processes for departments and agencies engaged in or providing support to, international conservation." Specifically, the bill directs: the Government Accountability Office to audit, and report to Congress on, existing U.S. international conservation policies and programs; the president to establish an Interagency Working Group on International Conservation; the establishment of the International Conservation Public Advisory Board; and the president to work with foreign assistance donor countries in several specific areas.

Status: U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.-1) introduced H.R. 2935 on Aug. 1, 2013, and it was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced S. 1005 on May 22, 2013, and it was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

AVMA Position: No Action
Primary Contact: Dr. Whitney Miller