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Congress Must Pass the Great American Outdoors Act!

The following is from the American Horse Council: Tell Your Senators to Vote for "Great American Outdoors Act" As the states move to re-open public lands, Congress has a major opportunity to pass important trails legislation that will get Americans outside while promoting the health of recreational riders and other outdoor enthusiasts.  Thanks in large part to continued advocacy from the horse industry, a bipartisan group of senators has sponsored the “Great American Outdoors Act of 2020” (S. 3422).  Before adjourning for a Memorial Day break, Senate Majority Leader McConnell stated that this important recreation bill will come up for a vote in June.   Please contact your senators today! Take Action ...
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AHC Latest News- May 22, 2020

The following is from the American Horse Council: May 22, 2020 Special COVID-19 Issue Copyright © 2020 American Horse Council The AHC News is provided to you as a benefit of your AHC membership, and we hope you find the articles informative and useful. While the AHC does grant permission for newsletter articles to be passed on, we hope you will encourage those you are sharing the articles and information with to join the AHC so they can stay informed and up-to-date! Permission to pass on the AHC News articles to your members, readers, or others is granted on the condition that it is forwarded in its original form or directly linked with the AHC logo and a link to the AHC ...
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AHC Latest News- May 1, 2020

The following is from the American Horse Council: May 1, 2020 Special COVID-19 Issue Copyright © 2020 American Horse Council The AHC News is provided to you as a benefit of your AHC membership, and we hope you find the articles informative and useful. While the AHC does grant permission for newsletter articles to be passed on, we hope you will encourage those you are sharing the articles and information with to join the AHC so they can stay informed and up-to-date! Permission to pass on the AHC News articles to your members, readers, or others is granted on the condition that it is forwarded in its original form or directly linked with the AHC logo and a link to the AHC ...
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AHC Latest News- May 1, 2020

The following is from the American Horse Council: May 1, 2020 Special COVID-19 Issue Copyright © 2020 American Horse Council The AHC News is provided to you as a benefit of your AHC membership, and we hope you find the articles informative and useful. While the AHC does grant permission for newsletter articles to be passed on, we hope you will encourage those you are sharing the articles and information with to join the AHC so they can stay informed and up-to-date! Permission to pass on the AHC News articles to your members, readers, or others is granted on the condition that it is forwarded in its original form or directly linked with the AHC logo and a link to the AHC ...
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AHC Latest News- April 17,2020

The following is from the American Horse Council: April 17, 2020 - Special Issue White House Releases Guidelines to Re-Open the U.S. Economy On Thursday, April 16, the White House released "Guidelines for Opening Up America Again," a 20-page document outlining a tiered and regionally-based roadmap to get back to business.   The guidelines are voluntary and authorize governors to implement either state-wide, or "county by county" timetables for easing restrictions on personal and commercial mobility.  Importantly, the guidelines establish so-called "gating criteria," enumerating health-based benchmarks that serve as a prerequisite for different classes of business establishments to re-open. Mass gatherings including racing events and horse shows would fall under "Phase 3," which Administration officials are identifying as a state of relative ...
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AHC Latest News- April 10,2020

The following is from the American Horse Council: April 10, 2020 - Special Issue Copyright © 2020 American Horse Council Free webinar on COVID-19 Financial Assistance Options for Horse Owners and Horse Businesses If you or your business is struggling financially due to COVID-19 related layoffs, closings, or reduced business, join Extensionhorses.org and AHC to learn about some assistance options. Ashley Harkins from the United Horse Coalition (UHC) provided an overview of  UHC and spoke about their resource database of safety net programs including rescues and hay banks for horse owners. Bryan Brendle from the AHC described some pandemic-related federal assistance programs including unemployment assistance, federal tax rebates, and two small business loans made available by the CARES Act (the Paycheck ...
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