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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR1513 on Apr 13, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
Source: S.810&HR1513
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act prohibits:
  1. conducting invasive research on great apes
  2. possessing, maintaining, or housing a great ape for the purpose of conducting invasive research
  3. using federal funds to conduct such research on a great ape or to support an entity conducting invasive research either within or outside of the US
  4. knowingly breeding a great ape for the purpose of conducting or facilitating such research
  5. transporting or selling a great ape in interstate or foreign commerce for conducting or facilitating such research.
  • Defines "great ape" as any chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon.
  • Defines "invasive research" as research that may cause death, injury, pain, distress, fear, or trauma to great apes, including drug testing or exposure to a substance or isolation, or social deprivation.
  • Requires the permanent retirement of all great apes that are owned by the federal government and that are being maintained in any facility for the purpose of breeding for, holding for, or conducting invasive research.
  • Sets forth civil penalties for violations of this Act.
  • Establishes in the Treasury the Great Ape Sanctuary System Fund to be administered for construction, renovation, and operation of the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees.

Also see the related Senate bill S0810.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Prohibit invasive research on great apes (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting invasive research on great apes (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Prohibit invasive research on great apes (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting invasive research on great apes (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR1513

Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley s1sIA Democratic Challenger 
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat 
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat 
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat 
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Jay Inslee s1sWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat 
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Bill Owens s1sNew York Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Gary Peters s1sMI Democratic Challenger 
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat 
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat 
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat 
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat 
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 11-HR1513

Roscoe Bartlett s2pMaryland Republican 
Mary Bono s1sCalifornia Republican 
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican 
Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Michael Grimm s1sNew York Republican 
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican 
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR1513



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 69
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0


















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