House of Representatives

More House Representatives Sign On To Horseracing Integrity Act

The two House representatives who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus said this week that formal co-sponsorship of the Horseracing Integrity Act has now reached 226 members. Last month, Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY) announced that the bill had reached the majority mark for support at 218. The Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 1754) would […]

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House Passes Three-Year Racehorse Depreciation Extension

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 297-120. The racehorse provision is part of a larger tax package agreed to by Republican and Democratic leaders and now expected to be taken up by the Senate in the next several […]

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House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill; Animal Health Provisions Included

In the wake of a failed vote on the 2018 farm bill on May 18 – largely precipitated by controversy surrounding unrelated immigration policy issues – on June 21, House lawmakers revisited the legislation and finally passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) by a vote of 213 to 211.  Since Senate […]

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Virginia House Of Representatives Approves Historical Racing

Virginia’s House of Representatives voted 79-21 in favor of historical racing on Tuesday, reports racingbiz.com. The bill, HB 1609, is expected to begin consideration in the Senate next week. “I think the nice thing about that vote and the size of the vote in favor was that people recognize that something significant has to be done to reopen […]

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Washington Passes Multi-Year Bill To Ensure Trail Use For Equestrians

On November 5, 2015, the House of Representatives passed its version of a multi-year national highway bill known as the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 or STRR Act. The bill would reauthorize the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP). During the debate of the bill, two amendments were filed that would […]

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