WCW ANNOUNCES 7TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL WASTE WARRIOR AWARDS!

Posted by Amanda Nieves
03 August 2023 | Blog


For the 7th year in a row, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) is proud to announce its Waste Warrior Award recipients! 
 
Waste Warriors are the soldiers on the frontlines of the War on Waste–a bipartisan league of lawmakers hellbent on working with WCW to find, expose, and defund villainous white coat’s most atrocious experiments on animals.  

Our awardees have demonstrated exceptional leadership and determination to hold accountable the white coats who abuse their authority, our tax dollars, and countless animals to conduct painful and wasteful lab experiments. 
 
And with that, please meet WCW’s 2023 Congressional Waste Warriors! 

Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) 

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 

Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) 

  • Helped introduce and enact successful WCW-backed legislation that cut Food and Drug Administration (FDA) red tape, forcing industry and federal agencies to conduct wasteful drug tests on puppies and other animals 
  • Introduced legislation to cut FDA red tape and eliminate duplicative animal testing requirements specifically for generic drugs. 

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) 


Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA)

  • Helped introduce and enact successful WCW-backed legislation that cut Food and Drug Administration (FDA) red tape, forcing industry and federal agencies to conduct wasteful drug tests on puppies and other animals
  • Cosponsored Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for animals in all federal labs when testing ends 


Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) 

  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends 
  • Citing WCW’s Coke Hounds investigation, sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demanding details about the agency’s “cruel, costly, outdated…unnecessary” $2 million drug tests in which puppies were injected with cocaine  

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) 

  • As Chairman of the USDA’s funding panel, enacted legislation directing the agency to enact a policy allowing taxpayers to adopt animals from its labs.  
  • As Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s funding panel, continued leadership to pass legislation urging the FDA to reduce primate tests and retire survivors to sanctuaries, which has led to a 44% cut in the FDA’s abuse of monkeys in recent years.
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends 


Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) 

  • Helped lead a successful effort to enact legislation defunding the Department of Justice’s wasteful “live tissue training” exposed by WCW that involved stabbing, shooting, and blowing up live animals in outdated  drills
  • Citing WCW’s Coke Hounds investigation, led a bipartisan letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demanding details about the agency’s “cruel, costly, outdated…unnecessary” $2 million drug tests in which puppies were injected with cocaine 

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) 


Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA)


Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)  

  • As Chairman of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) funding panel, led a successful effort to enact legislation defunding the DOJs’ wasteful “live tissue training” exposed by WCW that involved stabbing, shooting, and blowing up live animals 
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) 


Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) 

  • As Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, led a successful years-long effort to enact legislation defunding the Department of Justice’s wasteful “live tissue training” exposed by WCW that involved stabbing, shooting, and blowing up live animals 
  • Sent a letter urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue instructions for drug makers explaining how they can avoid cruel, expensive, and wasteful animal testing red tape for new drugs 


Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) 


Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) 


Rep. Steve Lynch (D-MA) 


Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)

  • Led a successful effort with WCW to expose and cancel Dr. Fauci’s plans to waste $2 million for unnecessary and cruel drug tests on puppies  
  • Citing WCW’s investigations, led several bipartisan letters to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demanding details about the agency’s “cruel, costly, outdated…unnecessary” experiments on dogs. 
  • Introduced the WCW-backed Preventing Animal Abuse and Waste (PAAW) Act to prohibit taxpayer funding for painful and wasteful NIH dog experiments
  • Helped lead a successful effort to defund Russian animal testing labs, including Putin’s kitten experiments exposed by WCW
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed AFAR Act to prohibit taxpayer funding for animal labs in China, Russia, and other foreign adversary nations.
  • Joined effort urging the National Science Foundation and the NIH to cut off funding to condemning the funding awarded to EcoHealth Alliance, the disgraced virus-hunting animal lab funder that sent tax dollars to the Wuhan lab for animal experiments that experts believe caused COVID
  • Co-authored a Washington Examiner op-ed with WCW arguing for the defunding of NIH’s wasteful dog experiments  

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) 

  • Helped lead a successful effort to enact legislation defunding the Department of Justice’s wasteful “live tissue training” exposed by WCW that involved stabbing, shooting, and blowing up live animals 
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Preventing Animal Abuse and Waste (PAAW) Act and other bipartisan legislation to prohibit taxpayer funding for painful and wasteful National Institutes of Health (NIH) dog experiments 


Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) 

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) 


Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) 

  • Introduced WCW-backed bipartisan legislation to prohibit taxpayer funding for painful and wasteful National Institutes of Health (NIH) dog experiments 
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends 
  • Co-authored a Daily Caller op-ed with WCW on our work together to defund wasteful National Institutes of Health (NIH) dog experiments
  • Helped lead a successful effort to defund Russian animal testing labs, including Putin’s kitten experiments exposed by WCW

Congressional Waste Warrior Awards
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) 

  • Citing WCW’s Bleeding Beagles investigation, sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demanding answers about its cruel and wasteful 75-year-old colony that breeds puppies to suffer from bleeding disorders  
  • Led an ongoing, successful effort to defund painful dog and cat testing at the Dept. Of Veterans Affairs, which has ended all active testing on dogs & cats 
  • Helped lead a successful effort to enact legislation defunding the Department of Justice’s wasteful “live tissue training” exposed by WCW that involved stabbing, shooting, and blowing up live animals 
  • Led a letter urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue instructions for drug makers explaining how they can avoid cruel, expensive, and wasteful animal testing red tape for new drugs 
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Preventing Animal Abuse and Waste (PAAW) Act and other bipartisan legislation to prohibit taxpayer funding for painful and wasteful NIH dog experiments
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends 

Congressional Waste Warrior AwardsRep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) 

  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Preventing Animal Abuse and Waste (PAAW) Act  to prohibit taxpayer funding for painful and wasteful National Institutes of Health (NIH) dog experiments
  • Citing WCW’s Coke Hounds investigation, sent a letter to the NIH demanding details about the agency’s “cruel, costly, outdated…unnecessary” $2 million drug tests in which puppies were injected with cocaine
  • Cosponsored the WCW-backed Violet’s Law to make adoption an option for dogs, cats, and other animals in all federal labs when testing ends 

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