The purpose of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) is to strengthen the 2010 law that makes the depiction of animal cruelty a crime, but allows the cruelty itself to go unpunished. 

The  2010  law  made  it  a  crime  to  create  or  distribute  a  video  that  depicts  “non-human  mammals,  birds,  reptiles,  or  amphibians”  being  “intentionally  crushed, burned,  drowned,  suffocated,  impaled,  or  otherwise subjected  to  serious  bodily injury,”  provided  that  such  video  is  “obscene,”  and  provided  the  creation  or distribution is done in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

PACT  makes  it  a  federal  crime  for  “any  person  to  intentionally engage  in  animal  crushing  if  the  animals  or  animal crushing  is  in,  substantially affects, or uses a means or facility of, interstate or foreign commerce.”

PACT does not rewrite the 2010 law and is limited to interstate commerce and federal property. 

PACT also does not interfere with state cruelty laws and   would  not  preempt  or  interfere  with  local  animal  cruelty  laws  or enforcement.  

At the very least it is refreshing to find something we all agree on, even if it's as obvious as preventing or punishing animal abuse.