Congress Must Adopt Strong EAT Measure in Final FY2021 Spending Bill
The horse industry must convince the U.S. Senate to adopt the House of Representatives version of the VA spending bill for FY2021 (H.R. 7609) and expand resources for EAT. Not only does H.R. 7609 provide valuable services for U.S. veterans confronting mental health challenges, but there are three years of precedent for the U.S. Senate to favor House provisions for EAT within a final spending package. The current spending law expires on December 11, so it’s important to take action now. By contacting your senators today, you will deliver a win-win for U.S. veterans recovering from service-related stress and equines in the market for “second careers” as therapy horses.