Congressional Scorecard and Legislative List for the 118th Congress (2023 – 2025) – Pro-Horse Industry Bills for Inclusion as a Factor in the Legislative Score
“Find out who our friends are on Capitol Hill”
The American Horse Council (AHC) regularly identifies legislation that supports and earns consensus within our diverse membership. This is a non-partisan process. Only proposals that have earned consensus among our members are tabulated.
Issue areas that unite the sector include, but are not limited to, animal welfare under the Horse Protection Act (HPA), labor flexibility, tax flexibility, public land access, budgetary resources to promote equine programs, and other measures that may emerge during the 118th Congress which runs through January of 2025.
AHC assigns points based on a lawmaker’s degree of support for these “priority bills” as listed below. From this point system, a list of “industry champions” will emerge to inform members of the horse industry which incumbents should be recognized and acknowledged for their support of the equine industry.
- 1) “Original” co-sponsor, aka “champion,” of priority bills
- 2) Co-sponsorship of priority bills
- 3) Membership in the Congressional Horse Caucus
- 4) Chairmanship role in the Congressional Horse Caucus
- 5) “Visibility” of the lawmaker, or participation in AHC events
- 6) Demonstrates a general “open door” policy for the horse industry
- One point per event
While the scorecard will not formally assign points for representation of the “Top Ten” states by equine population, AHC will track delegations from the “top ten.” This includes Texas, California, Florida, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
|SHORT TITLE||BILL #||STATUS||CHAMPION(S)*|
|Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2023 or the PHIT Act of 2023||H R 1582||Introduced||Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-16)|
|Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2023 or the PAST Act of 2023||H R 3090||Introduced||Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1)|
|Combating Illicit Xylazine Act||H R 1839||Introduced||Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-19)|
|Racehorse Tax Parity Act||H R 2927||Introduced||Andy Barr (R-KY-6)|
|Race Horse Cost Recovery Act of 2023||H R 2296||Introduced||Andy Barr (R-KY-6)|
|Family Farm and Small Business Exemption Act||H R 1250||Introduced||Rep. Tracey Mann (R-KS-1)|
|Recognizing the importance of stepped-up basis under section 1014 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in preserving family-owned farms and small businesses.||H Res 237||Introduced||Rep. Tracey Mann (R-KS-1)|
|Death Tax Repeal Act of 2023||S 1108||Introduced||Senator John Thune (R-SD)|
|Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2023 or the PHIT Act of 2023||S 786||Introduced||Senator John Thune (R-SD)|
|Combating Illicit Xylazine Act||S 993||Introduced||Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)|
|America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2023* |
*S873 will serve as an omnibus for related bills. Additional co-sponsors will be added.
|S 873||Introduced||Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)|
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS)
Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senator James Risch (R-ID)
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) Senator Tom Tillis (R-NC) Tied.
Representative Don Bacon (R-NE-2)
Representative Andy Barr (R-KY-6)
Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-19)
Representative Dan Meuser (R-PA-9)
Representative Angie Craig (D-MN-2)
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1)
Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK-3)
Representative Lisa McClain (R-MI-9)
Representative Morgan McGarvey (D-KY-3)
Representative Mary Miller (R-IL-15)