The House of Representatives passed the "Captive Primate Safety Act" Tuesday, banning the interstate commerce of selling primates as pets.

The House voted 323-95 to pass the measure after a renewed effort to pass the bill following the mauling of a Connecticut woman by her pet chimpanzee. A similar measure had passed the House but stalled in the Senate during the 110th Congress.

This time around, the legislation has already drawn sponsorship from Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerFour more lawmakers say they’ve been sexually harassed by colleagues in Congress California Hispanics are the vanguard for a new political paradigm Trump riles Dems with pick for powerful EPA job MORE (D-Calif.) and David VitterDavid VitterYou're fired! Why it's time to ditch the Fed's community banker seat Overnight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator MORE (R-La.).

"It is inhumane to cage primates in private homes," said Rep. Mark KirkMark KirkHigh stakes as Trump heads to Hill Five things to watch for at Trump-Senate GOP meeting Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns MORE (R-Ill.), one of the lead sponsors of the legislation in the House. "Besides the animal cruelty concerns, the interstate movement of pet primates creates serious public health and safety risks."

"The passage of this bill is long overdue," added Rep. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerLive coverage: Day two of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup GAO disputes that IRS had to award .25M contract to Equifax Congress should stand with the majority of Americans and support Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment MORE (D-Ore.), another lead sponsor. "I salute The Humane Society of the United States and animal welfare advocates for their consistent dedication and I am pleased that together we were able to pass this bill.