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Washington – Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) applauded the recent announcement by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that effective immediately they are ending all support for invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees. Additionally, the 50 remaining chimpanzees maintained for research at NIH will be retired to the Federal Sanctuary System. Rep.
Washington – Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) released the following statement after he voted in favor of the American SAFE Act of 2015, which passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 289-137.