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 Levy BoxerThe ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE (D-Calif.) and David VitterDavid Bruce VitterPlanned Parenthood targets judicial nominee over abortion comments Trump nominates wife of ex-Louisiana senator to be federal judge Where is due process in all the sexual harassment allegations? MORE (R-La.).

"It is inhumane to cage primates in private homes," said Rep. Mark KirkMark Steven 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 BlumenauerRussia, China eclipse US in hypersonic missiles, prompting fears Water has experienced a decade of bipartisan success Way to go, Ted Poe 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.