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Congressional Horse Caucus Co-Chairs Re-Elected; Floridians Vote To End Dog Racing

The co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, Republican Andy Barr of Kentucky and Democrat Paul Tonko of New York, were each re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Barr and Tonko are also co-sponsors of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Barr won a squeaker against political newcomer Amy McGrath, a former Marine […]

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American Horse Council: House Advances Relief On H-2B Guest Worker Program

House Appropriators Score Win for Horse Industry, Advance H-2B Visa Cap Relief! On July 25, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives convened a mark-up for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). By voice vote, the committee approved an amendment that exempts returning workers from the […]

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AHCF To Hold Reception With Congressional Horse Caucus

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce that the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study will be announced on February 28th at a reception with the Congressional Horse Caucus on Capitol Hill. “We know that the industry has been eagerly awaiting the results of this study,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. […]

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Vitali Case Gives Congressional Horse Caucus Real-Life Example Of Broken System

It’s time for the Congressional Horse Caucus members to go on a field trip. May I suggest they take a break today from their hard work at the U.S. Capitol and make the short drive up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to spend an afternoon at Laurel Park in Maryland? They can see first-hand how badly the current structure for […]

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Congressional Horse Caucus, Racing Industry Leaders To Discuss Medication Reform Bill Next Week

Congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko, the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, will hold a hearing next Thursday, April 28, to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015. The meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. Barr and Tonko will meet with fellow Caucus members and several leaders of […]

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Barr-Tonko Bill Delivers What Thoroughbred Industry Wants, Needs

Do we really need federal legislation to establish a structure for a national agency to regulate medication use in horse racing? The Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup and the advocacy group, Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), say yes. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Thoroughbred Owners of California and Association of Racing […]

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Congressional Horse Caucus Discusses Job Creation, Economic Growth in Horse Industry

As Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) hosted the first meeting of the Caucus on March 5, 2014. “I was honored to host the first meeting of the Congressional Horse Caucus of the 113th Congress with my Co-Chair, Congressman Paul Tonko of New York,” said Congressman […]

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By Ray Paulick (UPDATED OCT. 10 TO REFLECT NEW POLICY FROM MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT) When the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a markup hearing on Sept. 17 to discuss H.B. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 that would ban slaughter and criminalize the transportation of horses for the purpose […]

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