U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Roger Marshall Announce Launch of Bipartisan Congressional Pet Caucus

February 14, 2020
Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Pet Caucus, alongside her colleague Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), which will focus on health and nutritional well-being of companion animals, commonsense legislation supporting pet ownership and science-based and transparent regulations.

More Americans than ever before are pet owners, about 67 percent of U.S. households own at least one pet and of course, highly value the well-being of their companion animals. Americans young and old have embraced pet ownership and recognize the positive impact of the human-animal bond.

“I am honored to announce the Congressional Pet Caucus today alongside my co-chair, Rep. Roger Marshall,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “Dogs, cats, and all pets bring joy to our lives, which in our family includes Summitt, a 12-year-old golden retriever, and Sophie, a rescue cat who joined our household last year. 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.”

“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 well-being 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.”

Rep. Angie Craig supported the PAWS Act, which aims to provide funding for service dogs for service members. On the Caucus she looks forward to supporting policies that benefit our furry friends.