More $$ for USDA-APHIS?

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2000:

WASHINGTON, D.C.–– U.S. President Bill Clinton in February proposed a $5 million boost in funding for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, charged with enforcing the Animal Welfare Act.

Congress in 1999 approved a raise of $1 million for USDA-APHIS, the first raise it had won since 1992. The USDA-APHIS then had 88 inspectors, to cover more than 10,000 federally regulated animal care facilities. It now has just 64 inspectors.

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