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Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Horseracing Integrity Act

Jan 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced today that the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, January 28, at 10:30 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on H.R. 1754, the “Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019.”  The hearing is entitled, “Legislation to Promote the Health and Safety of Racehorses.”

“Over the last couple of years, the horse racing world has experienced some alarming deaths that call into question the health and safety of racehorses,” said Pallone and Schakowsky.  “We are holding this hearing to explore legislation to protect racehorses, and their jockeys, across the country and ensure their health and safety is top of mind for all parties involved in the sport.”

Information for this hearing, including the Majority Memorandum, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast, will be posted HERE as they become available.