Equine Welfare Alliance has issued an update on the Moran Amendment:
Now that the Moran-Young amendment has cleared the committee, it is no longer an amendment but part of the bill. Be sure to thank Bill Young (R-FL) along with Jim for introducing the amendment. Of note, is the House bill has further reduced the inspection budget by $31M dollars.
Normally, once the house passes the bill, it moves to the senate but we hear the senate mark-up on the bill will be tomorrow so the mark-up will start before the house votes on their bill. The full committee is scheduled to hear the bill on Thursday. We do not know if the senate committee will adopt the President’s recommended budget (this contains the defunding language) or they will draft their own bill.
Your suggested message to the senate subcommittee and full committee is: Please ensure the Senate bill contains language to…
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