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).
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)
Thank you @WhiteCoatWaste for your tireless efforts to stop harmful taxpayer-funded experiments on our animals. Your dedication to this important issue is inspiring. I look forward to continuing working alongside you to protect our animals & our taxpayers.https://t.co/gR7hqc7t2S
— Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick 🇺🇸 (@RepBrianFitz) April 21, 2021
Rep. Haaland is now Secretary Haaland, after being confirmed as Secretary of the Dept. of the Interior on March 15, 2021
Today I was honored to receive @WhiteCoatWaste’s 2020 award for my work to stop the cruel treatment of our dogs, cats, and other pets. They may not be able to talk to us, but they deserve a voice fighting to keep them safe. pic.twitter.com/QqVdIGIs9d
— Rep. Josh Harder (@RepJoshHarder) March 17, 2021
Thank you, @EPTrailGazette, for sharing the news of my @WhiteCoatWaste 2020 Waste Warrior Award for our work to save animals from painful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded experiments. I look forward to continuing to save animals from this cruelty!https://t.co/NggHXGJYHe
— Rep. Joe Neguse (@RepJoeNeguse) May 7, 2021
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Members of the #Florida Delegation Honored by @WhiteCoatWaste for Efforts Against Animal Experiments:https://t.co/dl2DRU8NO5#WhiteCoatWasteProject #AnimalAbuse #AnimalExperiments pic.twitter.com/HiiJE4RoBR
— FloridaDaily.com (@FL_Daily) March 29, 2021
I’m honored to receive @WhiteCoatWaste Waste Warrior award for combatting wasteful and cruel taxpayer funded government experiments on dogs, cats & other animals. https://t.co/FyqZqnbvKI pic.twitter.com/S5BRI5Rp7m
— Bill Posey (@congbillposey) April 2, 2021
I’m honored to receive @WhiteCoatWaste’s 2020 Waste Warrior for my work to stop unnecessary & cruel government experiments on dogs, cats, & other animals. I will continue to support these vital efforts to protect animals and taxpayers. pic.twitter.com/AKBFntGs6N
— Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) March 17, 2021
Rep. David Trone (D-MD)
RETURNING WASTE WARRIORS
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
I’m honored to receive @WhiteCoatWaste’s Waste Warrior award–for the 2nd time–for my work to combat wasteful and cruel government experiments on dogs, cats & other animals. I will continue to support these vital efforts to get animals out of labs and save taxpayers money. pic.twitter.com/CUxZKbpEPg
— Rep. Brendan Boyle (@CongBoyle) March 18, 2021
I’m honored to receive @WhiteCoatWaste’s Waste Warrior award a second time for my work to combat wasteful and cruel taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs, cats, and other animals! pic.twitter.com/SLlhHhdH8d
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 23, 2021
Thank you, @TheMalibuTimes, for sharing the news of our @WhiteCoatWaste 2020 Waste Warrior Award for our work to save animals from cruel and unnecessary taxpayer-funded experiments and provide survivors the chance to be adopted into loving homes. https://t.co/Ofb5hZccJe
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) May 19, 2021
Honored to received @WhiteCoatWaste‘s Waste Warrior Award for our work to end cruel and wasteful taxpayer-funded animal experiments. pic.twitter.com/p52dgoLfi3
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) March 25, 2021
I will continue to fight against the use of taxpayer money to fund harmful experiments on dogs, cats, and other animals.
This is YOUR money. It belongs in your pocket, not being used to tortured animals. https://t.co/CvEVLTVVvi
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) March 31, 2021
I’m proud to be a @WhiteCoatWaste Warrior. I will continue my work to end painful and unnecessary testing on dogs and cats by federal agencies.https://t.co/hdYTfwi02L
— Dina Titus (@dinatitus) April 9, 2021
I am proud of my work to advance animal welfare and end painful and unnecessary testing on dogs and cats by federal agencies. Thank you @WhiteCoatWaste for this distinction.https://t.co/5I9zpvyHEL
— Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) April 26, 2021
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
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!
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.