US Senate: News in Brief:
Source: United States Senator for New Jersey Cory Booker
WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets and stop the associated wildlife trade, end the import, export and sale of live wildlife for human consumption in the United States, and phase out demand for wildlife as a food source. A companion bill was also introduced in the House by Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Fred Upton (R-MI).