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 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.) and 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.) 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.