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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    On Friday, June 8, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 5895, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Act.  Per an amendment offered by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), the House bill increases funds for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) by $5 million.  Specifically, the Barr amendment directs ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Following several weeks of tense discussions between Congress and the Administration, on May 31 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule in the Federal Register authorizing issuance of 15,000 additional H-2B visas for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.  As reported this spring, Congress authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to raise its cap on H-2B ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Equine Business
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    On May 23, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-MT) introduced the ‘‘Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act,” in an effort to insulate the livestock industry from the changes facing the commercial trucking industry.  In it the Secretary of Transportation shall amend the federal regulations to ensure that a driver transporting livestock or insects within a 300 air-mile radius from the point at which the ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Sunday, May 27, 2018
    Sens. Crapo (R-ID), Warner (D-VA) Lead Bi-Partisan PAST Act of 2018​ On Thursday, May 24, Sens. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2018 (S. 2957), legislation which is identical to the House companion, H.R. 1847, championed by Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR).  Several senators have signed onto the bill as original ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    ** Please CLICK HERE for a PDF of this letter that you can send to Senator Merkley** Suggested note to Senator Merkley's Office, staffer: Becca Ward rebecca_ward@merkley.senate.gov  (or your contact if you have one)Request: "As a Oregon trail organization, I ask that Senator Merkley provide full funding for trails in the FY19 Interior Appropriations bill. Please see the attached letter on behalf ...read more
    Categories: Political