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House Sponsor HR 1754 Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY)


"My team and I have been chomping at the bit to get the Horseracing Integrity Act back in the starting gate for the 116th Congress. With the help of a burst of energy from its many dedicated supporters, we set a fast pace last session, garnering more cosponsors down the stretch than ever before in our efforts to get this bill across the finish line. In all seriousness, I look forward to continuing our important bipartisan work to pass this worthy legislation so that we can do right by our equine athletes and ensure that horse racing can thrive as an industry that will capture the public's imagination for generations to come."

H.R.1754 Sponsor Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY)

House Sponsor HR1754 Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)


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"As the Representative of the Horse Capital of the World, I am proud to once again introduce the Horseracing Integrity Act with my colleague Congressman Paul Tonko. I continue to believe the future prosperity of Kentucky's signature horseracing industry depends on national uniform standards and testing procedures that are critical to the integrity and safety of the sport.  Last Congress, we secured more than 100 cosponsors, and I look forward to building upon this bipartisan work to restore international competitiveness and public confidence in this great American sport.  

I appreciate the continued support and advocacy the Water Hay Oats Alliance has shown since this legislation was first introduced in 2015. "

H.R.1754 Sponsor Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)

  • Lawmakers and horse industry leaders discuss medication reform efforts.

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus, hosted a hearing with fellow Caucus members and leaders from the horseracing industry to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act. 

    Barr and Tonko introduced the legislation in July, 2015 in order to advance reforms aimed at promoting uniform medication standards across the 38 different racing jurisdictions in the United States.  In doing so, the American thoroughbred industry would benefit from increased safety and integrity.

  • Congressmen Paul Tonko and Andy Barr introduced the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
    The Coalition for Horseracing Integrity strongly supports this bill, which grants authority for developing and administering an anti-doping program for thoroughbred horse racing to the only independent, science-based anti-doping entity in the United States, USADA.



  • November 21, 2013 Washington D.C.

    Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Convenes Hearing on H.R. 2012, held a hearing on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  This hearing discussed a bill to improve the integrity and safety of interstate horseracing, and for other purposes.
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  • July 12, 2012 Washington D.C.

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on Thursday, July 12, 2012 entitled “Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horseracing”.  This hearing examined the prevalence and use of medications and performance enhancing drugs in horseracing.  At the hearing, a cross section of industry leaders shared their opinions.
    To watch the hearing and read written testimony, click below:
    Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing


  • Field Hearing on the Health of Jockeys and Horses in Horseracing  On Monday, April 30, 2012, (9:30 a.m., Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA) the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled “A Review of Efforts to Protect Jockeys and Horses in Horseracing”.  At the hearing, the Subcommittee reviewed what reforms, if any, have been made in the horseracing industry to protect jockeys, horses, and the integrity of the sport.
    To watch the hearing and read written testimony, click below:



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                                              SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, TRADE,
                                                       AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
                                                                        OF THE
                                             COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
                                                       HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                   ONE HUNDRED TENTH CONGRESS
                                                          THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008