The 113th Congress, which concluded its session on Jan. 3, dealt with many domestic and foreign policy challenges, and partisan gridlock intensified ahead of the 2014 elections. Despite the fact that many issues will fall on the current 114th Congress to resolve, the AVMA was pleased to see many of our legislative priorities for veterinary medicine advance in the 113th Congress.
AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division has developed a booklet providing an inside-look at the legislative initiatives that advanced in the 113th Congress and the ones where we will continue to fight an uphill battle this Congress. It also details the many ways in which AVMA’s members and veterinary students have answered the call to action by getting involved in our advocacy efforts. We would not be successful in Washington without the help of our members and allies, and we thank all of you who continue to get involved!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be sure to update you on new bills as they are introduced and added to AVMA’s 114th Congress Legislative Agenda. For now, I encourage you to read AVMA’s Highlights from the 113th Congress report so you can see the many ways we’re working on behalf of the veterinary profession in the nation’s capital.