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Taking Command March 2015

Federal Issues March 2015

From Our Nation’s Capitol

The AKC Government Relations team continues to monitor Congress for issues of interest to dog owners. Visit our 2015 Legislation Tracking page and click on “US Fed” on the map to get the latest updates on federal bills currently being monitored by the AKC. Highlights of issues we are currently addressing on the federal level include:

H.R. 674 — The Pets on Trains Act would establish an Amtrak pilot program that would allow train passengers to travel with their pets on certain trains operated by Amtrak. AKC is working with the bill sponsor and actively supporting this measure. The measure has been added to HR 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015, which was approved by the House and is pending in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Read AKC’s legislative alert for more information on this bill.