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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user nathalia004 on May 09, 2012 in support of H.R.1513 Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011.
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H.R.1513 Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011

I am writing as your constituent in the 12th Congressional district of California. I am writing as your constituent in the 12th Congressional district of California. I am writing as your constituent in the 12th Congressional district of California. I support H.R.1513 - Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

I believe this bill should be passed because we should not continue using chimpanzee experimentation. Not only is it very cruel, painful and traumatizing to the animal itself. But reports from the National Institute of Health and others show that these experiments do nothing to progress human health research.

In addition, the $330 million that has been allocated for these experiments could be used to fund research that actually would advance human health and benefit everyone. It would also mean that we could leave these chimpanzees to live out their lives in peace with the dignity and respect they deserve.

I implore you to vote to pass this bill when it comes to you for the sake of the chimpanzees and for the people of California.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely, Shanea O'Connor

This letter was a reply from the office of Jackie Speier on May 09, 2012.
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Thank you for contacting me! This is an automatic reply to confirm that my office has received your e-mail. Due to the high volume of messages I receive, I may not be able to respond to your message immediately. If you are in need of more timely or urgent assistance, please contact my district office at (650) 342-0300 to speak with a member of my staff.

All the best,

Jackie Speier Member of Congress

This letter was a reply from the office of Barbara Boxer on July 06, 2012.
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Dear Ms. O'Connor:

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your views with me.  Your comments will help me continue to represent you and other Californians to the best of my ability.  Be assured that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate considers legislation on this or similar issues.

If you would like additional information about my work in the U.S. Senate, I invite you to visit my website, http://boxer.senate.gov.  From this site, you can send a message to me about current events or pending legislation, access my statements and press releases, request copies of legislation and government reports, and receive detailed information about the many services that I am privileged to provide for my constituents.  You may also wish to visit http://thomas.loc.gov to track current and past federal legislation.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  I appreciate hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer

United States Senator

Please do not respond to this message. If you would like to comment on legislation, please visit my website and use the correspondence form at https://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm.

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