The following is from the American Horse Council:
American Horse Council Action Alert
Congress Considers FY21 Spending Bill, Must Adopt House EAT Provision
As Congress convenes the “lame duck” session following the election, lawmakers will consider federal spending bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, including funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies. As you recall, in late July, Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) inserted an amendment in the House version of the FY2021 spending bill for VA that would allocate $5 million dollars for Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) programs within the Adaptive Sports Program at VA. If enacted into final law, this would more than double the resources for EAT allocated within the context of past spending bills.
Because the Senate version of the VA spending bill does not include an equivalent provision for EAT, lawmakers must adopt the House version in the final spending package. Contact your senators today, and urge them to adopt the House provision of the FY 2021 spending bill for VA which supports EAT for U.S. veterans.