White Coat Waste Project is proud to announce the recipients of its 3rd annual “Congressional Waste Warrior”awards. The award recognizes Members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership to expose and stop $15 billion in wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal experiments, an effort supported by a majority of Americans. Below are our 2018 honorees, who will receive their awards during private presentations.
As the top Democrat on the Senate’s Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee, secured language in the 2019 USDA spending bill urging it to end its kitten experiments and adopt out the cats
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Helped secure language in the 2019 USDA spending bill urging it to end its kitten experiments and adopt out the cats
Introduced legislation to curb wasteful taxpayer-funded primate experimentation
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. McCain was a true maverick who spent his career fighting wasteful taxpayer-funded animal experiments and inspired the founding of WCW. Highlights from his remarkable time in Congress include:
2017: Worked with WCW to secure a government audit (ongoing) of federal funding transparency violations at Ivy League schools receiving billions in tax dollars for wasteful animal tests
2010: Exposed wasteful taxpayer-funded cocaine addiction tests on monkeys that were funded by a stimulus grant designed to create jobs
2000: Helped pass the ICCVAM Authorization Act to create a government-wide program to facilitate the use of high-tech alternatives to expensive and wasteful animal tests
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