advocacy

Stressful day on the Hill? Check out these adoptable bunnies at Rayburn

Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, holds Paxton, a 4-year-old rescue rabbit, during an event to note the importance of using cruelty-free products that are not tested on animals, in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Advocacy groups brought adoptable bunnies to the Rayburn House Office building on Tuesday to promote upcoming legislation to ban testing on animals.

Heard on the Hill’s Kathyrn Lyons spoke with Rep. Tony Cárdenas, who plans to co-sponsor the legislation, and got some face time with the bunnies themselves.

Rep. Will Hurd ‘honored’ to shave constituent’s head
Lisa Sanders, who lost her daughter in 2007 to a brain tumor, ‘braved the shave’ for cancer research fundraiser

Rep. Will Hurd shaves Lisa Sanders' head at a fundraiser for childhood cancer research on Tuesday. (Courtesy St. Baldrick's Foundation)

Rep. Will Hurd helped a hometown hero “brave the shave” Tuesday at a fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

The Texas Republican shaved the head of Lisa Sanders from Helotes, Texas, at a “46 Mommas” event hosted by St. Baldrick's Foundation — a volunteer- and donor-powered charity focused on curing childhood cancer, according to its website.