Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019

Carol Barr, wife of Congressman Andy Barr, Dies at 39

The wife of Congressman Andy Barr, who represents Lexington, died Tuesday. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr was just 39. She died of mitral valve prolapse, a condition where the two valve flaps which make up the mitral valve do not close properly. "Congressman Andy Barr's wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington," Mary Rosado, the congressman's chief of staff, said in a statement Tuesday night. "During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called...

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Hearing on Horseracing Integrity Act Next Tuesday

The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building on H.R. 1754, the "Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019," Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced. The hearing is entitled, "Legislation to Promote the Health and Safety of Racehorses." "Over the last couple of years, the horse racing world has experienced some alarming deaths that call into question the health and safety of racehorses,"...

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