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Senate Committee Approves Tax Extender Bill

The United States Senate Finance Committee completed its work on a tax extender bill in a July 21 markup session and approved the resulting document by a 23-3 vote, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported.

National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.

Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing.

Industry Organizations Pan IHA Repeal Bill

Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.

Online Gambling Bill Has Racing Provisions

Federal legislation that would regulate online poker and games of skill protects pari-mutuel horse racing under the Interstate Horseracing Act and includes various tax breaks sought by the racing industry, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Aug. 7.

AHC Honors Chandler With Rolapp Award

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AHC Honors Chandler With Rolapp Award

The American Horse Council's 2009 Rolapp Award was presented to Kentucky congressman Ben Chandler for his outstanding support of the horse industry. The award was presented to Chandler June 16 at a Congressional Reception in the Capitol during the American Horse Council's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.

Dogs' Plight a Lesson for Horse Racing?

As the Thoroughbred industry seeks to build on and create new programs to deal with horses that can no longer race, it could learn lessons from Greyhound racing, which has a history of successful adoption programs and first-hand knowledge of the power of animal-rights groups.

AHC's Congressional Ride-In Scheduled

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The American Horse Council is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In June 17, in Washington, DC. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on "The Welfare of the Horse" this year. All interested members of the horse community are encouraged to participate.

Stimulus Act Impacts Horse Industry

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The 2009 Stimulus Act signed into law by President Barack Obama contains provisions that impact the horse industry, the American Horse Council said in a Feb. 24 memorandum to the industry.

AHC Meeting's Focus is Welfare of Horses

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AHC Meeting's Focus is Welfare of Horses

The focus of this year's American Horse Council National Issues Forum will be the "Welfare of the Horse." The forum will be held June 16 in Washington, D.C., as part of the AHC's annual meeting.

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