In early 2018, Iowa Representative Steve King introduced U.S. House Bill No. 4879, a horrible bill that could destroy countless animal protection laws enacted in the U.S. over the last several decades by completely undermining the ability for states to pass laws to protect animals. Representative King proposed an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill based on his bill, and it was approved in April 2018. HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh is committed to stopping the King Amendment from being voted into law and encourages legislators from across the country to write their U.S. Senators urging them to vote against the King Amendment as soon as possible.