Is there authority for this?
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Here is the latest effort by one of our representatives in the Senate.
“A bill co-sponsored by Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., to ban the "doping" of race horses nationwide is drawing support from animal welfare activists and industry groups, but faces criticism from veterinarians and a national association for horse trainers and owners.
The Horse Racing Integrity Act would create a uniform national standard for drug restrictions, testing and enforcement at horse racing venues that now operate under varied and conflicting state regulations. A U.S. Anti-Doping Agency would be created to establish and enforce drug bans and rules. (More government bureaucracy from a republican???)
The bipartisan measure, co-sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, was introduced this week after a spike in race horse deaths at multiple tracks elicited outrage from animal rights groups.”
We have a “spike” in invaders at our southern border with deaths of humans and violations of their “civil rights” in human trafficking. This is a threat to America’s culture, form of government, economy, safety and security. Yet, Martha McSally opposed President Trump’s border security and renegotiating NAFTA.
Now the big one, where is the authority for her and her "Progressive" democrat partner that grants constitutional permission and authority for this legislation? Anyone? Martha McSally, how about you state your specific authority to entertain any legislation like this? This is up to the states to regulate within their boundaries. You stepped out of line once again. Please refresh your delegated powers under Article I, Section 8. There are only 12 if you eliminate 11 through 16, since these are war powers and Clause 17, the grant of authority over 10 square miles, Washington DC. So, this leaves you only 11 to thumb through. Is the practice of "Doping Horses" wrong? It probably is, but it's not your call as a member of Congress.
Citizens of Arizona, pay attention or lose your rights to overzealous power-hungry people in office.