WCW ANNOUNCES 5th ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL WASTE WARRIOR AWARDS!

Posted by Arin Greenwood
18 March 2021 | Newsworthy


Marvel has its Avengers, DC its Justice League—and White Coat Waste Project has our own band of superheroes in the War on Waste: our super-powerful bipartisan team of Waste Warriors!


This annual award recognizes Members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the War on Waste, by exposing and stopping $20 billion in wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal experiments.

We are thrilled to introduce you to our 2020 honorees. These three Senators and 21 Representatives from both sides of the aisle have done so much—so, so much—to help us in our mission to advocate for taxpayers and animals. We’re also recognizing 10 previous Waste Warrior awardees for a second time because they continue to be such utterly indefatigable champions in the War on Waste.

And with that, please meet WCW’s 2020 Congressional Waste Warriors!

Click the names of our awardees to learn about each Waste Warrior’s critical work to protect taxpayers and animals.

FROM THE SENATE: Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and James Lankford (R-OK).

FROM THE HOUSE: Cindy Axne (D-IA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), David Cicilline (D-RI), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Josh Harder (D-CA), Fred Keller (R-PA)Susie Lee (D-NV), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Scott Perry (R-PA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), David Trone (D-MD), Fred Upton (R-MI), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY).

AND OUR RETURNING WASTE WARRIORS.: Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Brian Mast (R-FL), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).



SENATORS

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)

  • Cosponsored Delilah’s Law, to stop the federal government from spending your tax dollars to buy cats, dogs and other animals for slaughter at China’s dangerous, disease-ridden wet markets.
  • Cosponsored the COST Act, a transparency bill requiring all taxpayer-funded animal experimenters to publicly disclose the cost of their wasteful projects.

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

  • Cosponsored the AFTER Act, to allow animals to be retired from government labs when testing ends, which has helped secure such policies at the VA, FDA and NIH.
  • As a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) funding subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein supported efforts directing the FDA to reduce primate testing and to issue a report on how drug makers can avoid the agency’s cruel and wasteful dog testing mandate.
  • Feinstein also spoke out against the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) crude and outdated dog, cat, and primate testing in a letter to constituents.

 

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

 

REPRESENTATIVES

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA)

 

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

 

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)

 

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

 

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

  • Helped introduce the CATS Act to permanently end painful testing on kittens and cats by the VA.
  • Sent a letter to HHS criticizing its use of taxpayer dollars to fund wasteful and cruel experiments in which human fetal tissue is implanted into animals .

 

Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA)

 

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

 

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM)

Rep. Haaland is now Secretary Haaland, after being confirmed as Secretary of the Dept. of the Interior on March 15, 2021

 

Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA)

 

Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA)

  • Cosponsored the CATS Act to permanently end painful testing on kittens and cats by the VA.
  • Cosponsored the AARF Act—a bill to explicitly allow drug makers to use high-tech alternatives to painful and deadly testing on puppies and other animals.
  • Cosponsored the AFTER Act, to allow animals to be retired from government labs when testing ends, which has helped secure such policies at the VA, FDA and NIH.

 

Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV)

 

Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)

 

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

 

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)

 

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)

 

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)

 



Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)

 

Rep. David Trone (D-MD)

 

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)

  • Helped lead a successful effort to pass House legislation directing the NIH to reduce cruel and wasteful primate testing inside its federal labs.
  • Cosponsored the AFTER Act, to allow animals to be retired from government labs when testing ends, which has helped secure such policies at the VA, FDA and NIH.

 

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ)

 

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)

 

RETURNING WASTE WARRIORS

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

2016 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)

2017 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

2017 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

2016 Waste Warrior awardee

  • Cosponsored the AFTER Act, to allow animals to be retired from government labs when testing ends, which has helped secure such policies at the VA, FDA and NIH.
  • Led the historic effort to secure a phase-out of all EPA animal testing by 2035.
  • Introduced the FACT Act to improve government agencies’ reporting on progress to end animal tests.
  • Successfully enacted legislation directing federal agencies to develop better systems to measure their progress towards ending painful and wasteful toxicity tests on animals.
  • Pressed the National Toxicology Program for details about its unnecessary and cruel multi-million-dollar animal testing, and efforts to curtail it.

 

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

2018 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)

2017 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)

2017 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL)

2017 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)

2016 Waste Warrior awardee

 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

2017 Waste Warrior awardee


Wouldn’t you like to see your representatives on this list of Waste Warriors? Please urge your Members of Congress to join these leaders’ efforts to end wasteful taxpayer-funded animal experiments!

Blog Comments

How fresh and exciting to see that WCW is really setting a fire under the asses of people who were voted in to positions of power by the people, finally performing positive acts which will really benefit animal welfare against those horrific laboratories. WCW you do the Lord’s work.

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