CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The following amendments were made in order for the rule for H.R. 1108. They will be considered on the floor on July 17, 2009.
1) Rep. Rahall (D-WV) Manager's Amendment: Broadens the types of equine fertility controls authorized in the bill and narrows the definition of prohibited "commercial" uses for wild horses and burros. The amendment would also relax a requirement that the acreage available to wild horses and burros never be less than when the original Act passed in 1971.
2) Rep. Hastings (R-WA) Amendment in the Nature of the Substitute: Strikes all after the enacting clause and inserts the text of H.R. 249, which passed the House in the 110th Congress by a vote of 277-137. This provision would prohibit the commercial slaughter of wild horses and burros. CBO has estimated that this would cost $500,000 annually.