PACT Act, championed by Vern Buchanan, Ted Deutch, passes in Senate

(Florida Politics) Legislation making animal cruelty a federal offense was unanimous approved by the U.S. Senate.

The bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Ted Deutch, both of Florida, already was passed in the House.

That means the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act now heads to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.