The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on December 10 at 12:30 on “The State of Online Gaming.” This will be the third hearing this subcommittee has held on horse issues in four weeks. The subcommittee held a hearing two weeks ago on the racing medication legislation and four weeks ago on amendments to the Horse Protection Act, dealing with the soring of horses.
The hearing will focus on the current state of online gaming, including the legalization of such gaming in the states.
On November 13, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, held a hearing regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013 (H.R. 1518) or PAST Act. American Horse Council (AHC) President Jay Hickey testified in support of the bill.
The American Horse Council is asking its member organizations, their members and the entire horse community to help in the drafting of the 2015 National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine Study, which is in the preparation stages now. NAHMS is within the U. S. Department of Agriculture and is working with the National Agricultural Statistics Service to prepare for its Equine 2015 study.