Congressman Vern Buchanan earns perfect score from U.S. Humane Society

Carlos R. Munoz
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, for the second year in a row, has earned a 100% rating in the U.S. Humane Society’s 2020 legislative scoreboard.

Buchanan is one of only six Republicans in the entire 535-member Congress to receive a perfect score. The Humane Society designated him a “leader” for introducing key legislation protecting animals.

“I’m grateful for the recognition by one of the nation’s leading animal welfare groups,” Buchanan said. “Preventing animal cruelty and protecting threatened wildlife should be bipartisan issues that we can all support.”

The Humane Society scorecard is based not just on voting records, but on leadership efforts on key animal welfare priorities. 

In June, the Humane Society of the United States named Buchanan “Legislator of the Year,” making him the only member of the U.S. House ever to win the prestigious award twice. He was the first member of Congress

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