Omnibus bill

Grassley Amendment Fails; HISA `Fix' Language in Omnibus Bill

After a week of political uncertainty, the Senate has passed a version of the full year-end omnibus spending bill with language affording the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more rule-making authority in the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), according to a source close to the process. The language is designed to address a ruling in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from November, which found the law as written doesn't afford the FTC enough latitude in the rule-making process. The Senate voted in favor of the bill 68-29, but it...

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