The AVMA Advocate - Top 10 Things Going on in Washington, D.C. - March 2012

  1. AVMA sends funding recommendations for Fiscal Year 2013 to Congress
  2. Spring 2012 Presidential Roundtable hosts discussion on federal veterinary workforce issues
  3. AVMA urges Congress to approve $325 million in funding for AFRI
  4. AVMA members urged to call Members of Congress with message of "Don't cut funding for critical laws that improve animal welfare."
  5. AVMA meets with the Federal Trade Commission, discuss H.R. 1406
  6. Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy appointed by President Obama as Director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  7. AVMA leadership met USDA Secretary Vilsack, celebrates 2012 Agriculture Day
  8. AVMA congressional Lunch n' Learn event will focus on animal welfare
  9. Capitol Hill meetings, legislative discussion top agenda for upcoming LAC Spring meeting in Washington, D.C.
  10. Nation's First Pet, Bo Obama, promotes White House Easter egg roll in a new video