Federal legislation banning the domestic ownership of monkeys is an "urgently needed," two lawmakers, joined by the Humane Society, insisted Tuesday.

Following the highly-publicized mauling of a Connecticut woman by her pet chimpanzee, Reps. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerHouse votes to block aircraft sales to Iran Expand the health savings account 'safe harbor' to reduce health costs Time to pass the U.S. OUTDOOR Act to support American jobs and consumers MORE (D-Ore.) and Mark KirkMark KirkStale, misguided, divisive: minimum wage can't win elections Immigration critics find their champion in Trump Trump's nominee to lead USAID has the right philosophy on international aid MORE (R-Ill.) called on Congress to pass the Captive Primate Safety Act, which would prohibit interstate commerce in primates for use as pets, and make it a crime for individuals to transport primates across state lines.