The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), announced a legislative hearing for Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The hearing is entitled, “H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017.”
As part of the subcommittee's jurisdiction of sports integrity and safety, the hearing will examine the Horseracing Integrity Act and its impact on the horseracing industry. Members will have the opportunity to hear from a broad range of perspectives about the sport and the current regulatory framework governing it in the U.S.
Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection is a subcommittee of the House's Energy and Commerce Committee.
“Horseracing has a storied history in the U.S. and remains an economic driver throughout much of the country. Our upcoming hearing will provide important perspectives on the current state of the industry. I look forward to learning more about the legislative framework surrounding the sport and potential policy implications for the future,” said subcommittee chairman Latta.
The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony, and live webcast will be made available as they are posted on the committee's website HERE. Follow the subcommittee hearing on Twitter through the #subDCCP hashtag.
Witnesses are by invitation only.
The legislative text may be found at the following link: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=108463.
The Horseracing Integrity was introduced by Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) and currently has 119 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.
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