The Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 1754), offered in March through Congressman Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican, and Congressman Paul Tonko, a New York Democrat, has received further fortify from the Space of Representatives, with 226 individuals now co-sponsoring the regulation.
The invoice gained co-sponsorship from a majority of the Space in mid-December.
The Horseracing Integrity Act authorizes the advent of a non-governmental anti-doping authority ruled through representatives of all main constituencies of the trade and answerable for enforcing a countrywide uniform medicine program for all the horse racing trade.
“The bipartisan fortify we now have garnered for this regulation demonstrates the urgency of wanted reforms within the horse racing trade,” Barr mentioned. “On the finish of the day, my efforts are about making sure the protection of our equine athletes and the integrity of the game. I will be able to proceed to coach my colleagues at the want for transparency and standardization in horse racing and construct in this momentum to struggle for Kentucky’s signature trade.”
“After years running facet through facet with my pal Congressman Andy Barr to transport this regulation ahead, I’m deeply gratified that our invoice to reinforce The usa’s horse racing trade and lift the well being and protection of our equine athletes is in spite of everything getting its due fortify,” Tonko mentioned. “Setting up a unmarried nationwide solution to medicine checking out with sturdy impartial oversight and enforcement will lend a hand be sure the long-term viability of this recreation of kings. The stakes for this regulation are prime, particularly in areas like ours with ancient ties to an trade that contributes billions of greenbacks and helps hundreds of jobs within the New York financial system each and every 12 months, a lot of it at and round our mythical Saratoga Race Route.”
The invoice additionally has the fortify of the Water Hay Oats Alliance.
“Trade leaders within the Water Hay Oats Alliance are inspired through rising fortify within the U.S. Congress for the Horseracing Integrity Act and feature prime hopes for its passage in 2020,” mentioned Staci Hancock, WHOA’s managing member. “WHOA helps the advent of a countrywide impartial company, beneath the management of (the US Anti-Doping Company), to supervise the principles, checking out, and consequences very important to the well being of our horses and our recreation. Moreover, the Horseracing Integrity Act places U.S. horse racing on target to succeed in global uniformity in drug and drugs laws. The over 1,800 individuals of WHOA admire Congressmen Barr and Tonko for his or her ongoing efforts on our trade’s behalf.”
Barr and Tonko have offered a model of this regulation since 2015. They function co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus.
Better half regulation has been offered within the Senate and has 23 co-sponsors.