House Bill Would Establish Stronger Oversight of the Import of Dogs into the United States

House Resolution 1184, companion to the Healthy Dog Importation Act pending in the Senate, would establish stronger oversight of the import of dogs into the United States to better ensure their health and prevent the spread of diseases, including by requiring certificates of veterinary inspection for each imported dog. The bill was introduced by Representative Dusty Johnson and has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. The bill text is not yet publicly available.