Congressional Champion Awards
SAOVA is proud to honor the members of Congress who received "Congressional Champion" awards.
Our award winners understand firsthand the many challenges facing Americans involved in all facets of the animal industry in addition to those issues of significance to sportsmen.
Hunters, ranchers, producers, retailers, along with animal owners from all walks of life are being confronted today at an unprecedented pace by overzealous animal rights legislation.
The selected Congressmen have clearly demonstrated their commitment to continue efforts to preserve and protect property rights and assure continuation of our livelihoods, hobbies, and sporting heritage.
The following message from Congressman Don Young (AK) exemplifies this commitment: "I am honored and blessed to receive this award from SAOVA. As an avid outdoorsman and Congressman for the 'last frontier', I look forward to continuing to work on these issues important to SAOVA, and protecting the rights of animal owners and sportsmen across the country."
Our award winners have continually displayed outstanding leadership and courage, making informed decisions by relying on facts and not emotional half-truths. We are indeed grateful to the members of Congress who represent our interests fairly and work to protect our traditions.
"It’s an honor to be named a Congressional Champion by the Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance. I will continue to work in Congress to protect the rights of Americans to hunt, fish, and raise animals." - Congressman Bob Goodlatte
"It's an honor to receive this award from your distinguished organization. As an avid outdoorsman, I commend you for the work that you do to protect the rights of Americans, and I look forward to working with the Alliance in the Future." - Congressman Saxby Chambliss
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after receiving the Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance Congressional Champion Award: “Too often in an increasingly city-centered America, the connection between people, the land, and animals is lost. The Alliance is correct to work for restoring that balance. I look forward to ensuring these traditions are preserved.”