|Wednesday, September 30, 2020
|Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
|The Jockey Club Statement on Passage in the House of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act
The unanimous passage of the bipartisan Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) in the House yesterday was a huge step forward for horse racing in the United States. Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) and their staffs were instrumental in getting this done, and The Jockey Club is tremendously grateful for their dedication and hard work. We would also like to thank Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Greg Walden (R-OR) for voicing their support of the bill on the floor.
We are excited to see this bill progress through Congress and thank Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for introducing it to the Senate, along with Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). We look forward to seeing it pass there as well because we know our sport will prosper and our equine and human athletes will be safer once the HISA is enacted.