The AHC has submitted its comments in support of the proposal by the Department of Treasurery and IRS to amend the IRS regulations regarding the reporting and withholding of gambling winnings on pari-mutuel racing. The AHC argues that the regulations should be updated so that they accurately and fairly reflect the realities of wagering on horseracing today. Please click here to view the AHC's comments
The American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, on June 16 in Washington, DC will feature speakers and panels from across the horse industry on “Protecting and Promoting the Horse.” The topic will be addressed by representatives from Federal agencies and various sectors of the horse industry, each discussing what they are doing in these areas.
Cliff Williamson has joined the American Horse Council as the Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs. His responsibilities will include equine health issues, welfare issues, and state, federal and international requirements regarding the movement of horses. He will be the principal AHC contact to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
On April 29, 2015, the Department Homeland Security (DHS) and Department Labor (DOL) issued a final interim H-2B temporary guest worker program rule and a final wage rule. This final interim H-2B rule is almost identical to a 2012 H-2B program rule that has been blocked by a federal court since its release and was opposed by the American Horse Council and other industries that rely on the H-2B program. Both rules are effective immediately.