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Doolittle voting record

An “F” is the grade earned by Congressman John Doolittle for his voting record on bills which would benefit companion animals, farm animals and wildlife.

During the session of the 108th Congress, Doolittle had eight opportunities to vote on legislation which would better the plight of abused, misused and neglected animals. On two bills (HR 1532 and HR 857) he was not present to vote and on the other bills, (HR 2673, HR 2519, HR 1472, HR 2691, and HR 6) he voted no. Only HR 2673 was a small funding bill ($800,000) to enforce an existing USDA inspection requirement, therefore he does not have the huge federal deficit as an excuse for his no votes.

Nevada County is known for its concern and protection of domestic animals and wildlife. It is amazing that our congressman has so little regard for the values of the majority of his constituency that he does not show up to vote on important issues and when he does he consistently votes to defeat humane legislation.



Could Congressman Doolittle’s impoverished voting record for the humane treatment of animals reflect the dark side of the right of passage?

Joan Briody




Grass Valley


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