UPDATE (7/29/21): This legislation has been passed by the House of Representatives and now awaits action by the Senate.
Just a month after WCW released its “Broken Bureaucracy” report exposing how FDA red tape is causing drug companies to abuse puppies in wasteful tests and stifling medical innovation, Congress is taking action and implementing some of our key recommendations to #CutFDARedTape.
The House Appropriations Committee has just passed the FDA’s 2022 funding bill that includes a WCW-backed measure directing the agency to issue a detailed report on its efforts to allow drug makers to avoid wasteful, slow and costly dog (and other animal) testing mandates in favor of superior alternatives and how FDA can better gauge the effectiveness of these initiatives. See the measure on page 89 of this legislation.
We are extremely grateful to Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), FDA Appropriations Chair Sanford Bishop (D-GA), and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for their leadership on this effort to save dogs’ lives and foster medical progress.
This bipartisan measure to #CutFDARedTape was also championed by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), Chuy Garcia (D-IL), Bill Keating (D-MA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ).
The bill now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote, then to the Senate, then to the President for his signature! We are working our tails off to make sure it becomes law, and will keep you posted.
In the meantime, you can take action! Join the supermajority of taxpayers who want to #CutFDARedTape by urging your Members of Congress to cosponsor the AARF Act!