WASHINGTON, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, one of Washington’s leading political dailies, The Hill, published its annual list of the best lobbyists of 2021, including Animal Wellness Action CEO Marty Irby. . Irbin has also been named one of The Hill’s best lobbyists for 2019-2020.

Irbin, a lifelong horseman born in Mobile, Ala., Has been recognized by American horses, companion animals, and farm animals for his work in advancing wildlife legislation, and in 2020 was awarded the title by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. to work to protect American horses from cruelty.

“It is a great honor for me to be recognized as one of the best lobbyists in the country for the third year in a row. I am truly grateful for the tireless work of our supporters and colleagues in achieving tangible progress for animals.” said Marty Irby, CEO of Animal Wellness Action. “Although 2021 was a difficult year, being close to Capitol Hill և work ethic is a key component of any successful lobbyist և I owe my deepest gratitude to The Hill for this honor. ‘

“Marty Irby is a tireless, strategic advocate on Capitol Hill who easily works with Republicans and Democrats to get things done when the media is so focused on our political divisions.” said Wayne Pachel, President of Animal Wellness Action և Irby’s longtime partner. “We are proud of Marty Washington not only for representing Alabama so well, but also for the noble cause of protecting animals from many forms of cruelty.”

“This recognition of March Irby’s lobbying skills is well deserved.” said Jim Gagliano, president of The Jockey Club, one of the largest equestrian organizations in the country. “March played a key role in partnering with The Jockey Club to pass the Equestrian և Safety Act. This new law promises to make the racing industry much safer for horses.”

“March has a unique ability to unite incredible allies for a common goal.” said Mike Abbie, Executive Director of the Competitive Markets Organization. “Our work with farmers and attorneys to reform USDA product inspection programs and to pass the Agricultural Justice Opportunity Act is one such example.” “Working with a wide range of legislators and stakeholders on both sides of the corridor has been a key factor in Marty’s success.”

Irbin մնացած The rest of the Animal Wellness Action lobby team worked in December 2020 և 2021 to help secure the following animal victories.

  • Adoption of Equestrian Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), HR 1754 / S. 4547, the first new federal equestrian law in half a century, achieved by working with industry partners such as The Jockey Club, New York Racing Association, The Breeders’ Cup և Water, Hay, Oats Alliance : The event, led by MPs Paul Tonko, DN.Y. Andy Barr, R-Ky., և sens Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., signed the law in December. In 2020, it banned race day doping in sport while creating a common national standard for drug testing in the United States.
  • Puppet Therapy Act for Veterans Therapy for Wounded Soldiers Act HR 1448 was signed in August 2021 by former U.S. Attorney Steve Stevers, R-Ohio MP եթ Kathleen Rice, DN.Y. In the House of Representatives և Senators Tom Tillis, RN.C., rst Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. In the Senate.
  • Representatives of the US House of Representatives, led by Troy Carter, D-La., John Catko, RNY և Brian Fitzpatrick, passed an amendment to the INVEST Act banning horse transportation. for state-federal slaughter. Irbin conceived the event, providing support for more than 230 groups, organizations, rescuers, and horse-related enterprises over a period of several days.
  • The passage of the $ 3 million appropriation through the US House of Representatives, which Irby planned to help fund և modernize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dog import screening process. The event was hosted by MPs Kathleen Rice, DN.Y., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. Շ Kurt Schroeder, D-Oregon, garnered bipartisan support from more than a dozen co-authors.
  • Both the House of Representatives and the Senate’s record funding for agricultural appropriations to make better use of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970, which is a very high priority. In the version of the Senate. The event was led by MPs Kurt Schroeder, D-Oregon, Hal Rogers, R-Kay, Steve Cohen, D-Ten, Jan Shakowski, D-Ill. Ռո John Rose, R-Ten. In the House of Representatives են Senators Mike Crapon, R-Ida., Mark Warner, D-Wa., Richard Shelby, R-Ala-Bill Hagert, R-Ten. In the Senate.
  • Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, HR 2811 / S. In 1106, through the US Senate, led by del Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablani, D-MP-At Large և MP Michael McCall, Texas, USA, as well as Senators Corey Booker, DN.J. և Shelley Moore. Capito, RV. attached to a larger package of bills.
  • As a follow-up to the CDC’s House of Representatives amendment to the ban on the import of dogs, Irbin և others in their coalition initiated and secured a letter from the House of Representatives to the CDC, led by MPs Ted Deutsch, D-Fla. և Brian Fitzpatrick. R-Pa. Եւ was signed by 57 members of the House of Representatives (35 Democrats և 22 Republicans) calling on the CDC to lift the ban on the import of dogs from 113 countries.
  • Letter to the US Postal Service Inspector (USPSI), led by MP Mike Quigley, D-Patient և Nancy Macy, RS.C. Calling on the USPSI to crack down on illegal checkered mail deliveries. The letter was signed by 36 members of the House of Representatives, including 24 Democrats and 12 Republicans.
  • Letter from Joe Negus, Chairman of the House’s Natural Resources Subcommittee, D-Colo. Representatives Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Ian Shakowski, D-Ill. և Marseille Captur, D-Ohio, signed by Home Secretary Deb Halland և National Park Service Deputy Director Sean Beng. addressing concerns over the deadly removal of bison from Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Animal Wellness Action has also worked to introduce a number of new legislation, extending the animal welfare agenda to the national level. The new bills that the organization initiated and endorsed in the 116th և 117th Congresses are the FDA Modernization Act, HR 2565 / S. 2952 – Deputies of Vern Buchanan, R. Brown, R. Ind., John F. Kennedy, R. La. են Ben Ray Lujan, DN.M .; The Minks in Narrowly Kept Spaces are Superspreaders (MINKS) Act, HR 4310, introduced by Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, D. Conn. և MP Nancy Mays, RS.C .; The Bear Defense Act, led by Kennedy; to stop the bear bile trade. Animal Cruelty Act, led by Deputies Joe Neguz, D-Colo, Ջ David Joyce, R-Ohio, to establish the Department of Animal Cruelty at the Department of Justice. և Greyhound Protection Act, led by MPs Tony Cardenas, USA և Michael Waltz, R-Fla., banning gray racing in the United States.

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt events, meetings, and flights, Irbin, who serves on the Competitive Markets Board (OCM) Board of Directors, coordinated and directed one of the first flights to DC. Washington, D.C., South Dakota, Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Washington, Wyoming. Titus, D.J., Nancy Mays, RS.C. և Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, Corey Booker, DN.Y., Rand Paul. , R-Ky., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., And Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., as well as other issues of sustainable agriculture.

Animal Wellness Action is a Washington-based 501 (c) (4) organization dedicated to helping animals promote legal standards that prohibit cruelty. We advocate for the causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals and wildlife. We advocate dogfighting and cockfighting, a policy of stopping other forms of malignancy, as well as confronting factory farming and other systemic animals. To prevent violence, we promote good public policy, we work to implement those policies. In order to pass good laws, we must elect good legislators, and that is why we remind voters which candidates are interested in our problems and which are not. We believe that helping animals helps us all.

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