Congress approves bill to crack down on racehorse doping
(Jan Brubaker/Hodges Photography via APWASHINGTON – A bill to ban race-day doping of horses and set national medication and track-safety standards for the horse-racing industry is nearing the finish line. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill late Monday as part of the massive legislation on spending and pandemic relief. Passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act comes after a series of doping scandals and a rash of horse fatalities in recent years. I’m proud the Senate agreed to my legislation to preserve our signature racing industry and the 24,000 workers who support it,” he said in a statement. The bill also will ensure that the U.S. racing industry aligns with global standards, he said.