January 15, 2002

Legislative/Regulatory Issues

The Executive Board approved enhancing the AVMA Web site with a feature that allows members to track legislation important to veterinarians as the bills move through Congress. This addition, which will be appropriated at $8,000 from the 2003 budget, is expected to be up and running later this year. The Web-based tracking service the Governmental Relations Division uses to monitor federal legislation now offers an additional service for the AVMA to make available this legislative information to AVMA members on the Association's Web site. Using the administrative tools available through the service, AVMA staff could compile bills that would appear on the site and provide issue briefs and sample letters to encourage AVMA members to engage Cong ...