Federal Legislative Advocacy
The NTRA’s federal legislative advocacy team addresses issues that have a direct and material effect on Thoroughbred industry participants and their business activities, whether those activities relate to racing, breeding or pari-mutuel wagering.
Along with other industry stakeholder groups inside and outside of racing, the NTRA also supports Congressional education programs on matters like agriculture and immigration which affect all breeds and equine disciplines.
Two programs support the NTRA’s work on Capitol Hill. The Legislative Action Campaign sustains the NTRA’s government relations and lobbying efforts. NTRA’s political action committee, Horse PACSM, supports specific candidates for re-election. Sellers and buyers at public auction, sales companies, owners, farms and horseplayers contribute to the Legislative Action Campaign. Horse PACSM contributions come from individual NTRA members.