WASHINGTON D.C. (WIBW) -- Rep. Roger Marshall announced the launch of the Congressional Pet Caucus Thursday.
The Pet Caucus is a bipartisan institution Rep. Marshall worked on with democratic Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN). It will focus on legislation supporting pet ownership and the well-being of pet animals.
“Like so many Americans, my family and I cherish our pets - my wife and I have two labs, Razor and Choco, and a yorkie, Pepper - and recognize the benefits companion animals have for Americans of all ages,” said Rep. Marshall. “Pet owners value the health and wellbeing of their animals and want safe, nutritious and affordable food and care options. Through the Congressional Pet Caucus, we will promote sensible legislation, communicate the benefits of the human-animal bond and share resources with caucus members related to pet health and ownership.”
“I am honored to announce the Congressional Pet Caucus today alongside my co-chair, Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1),” said Rep. Angie Craig. “Dogs, cats and all pets bring joy to our lives. However, it’s the companionship that pets can provide for our returning veterans, those with different abilities and for victims of violence that matters most. I was proud to support the PAWS Act earlier this year and look forward to working on legislation that benefits the hard-working folks in Minnesota’s Second Congressional district and our furry friends.”
Kansas plays a large role in the country's pet industry, with the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor representing 56 percent of worldwide animal health, diagnostics, and pet food sales. Rep. Marshall says the Pet Caucus will make sure the companies in that region can continue to serve animals nationally and around the world.