To clairfy, I believe the panel of folks was made from different areas of the sport to address drugging concerns. Max's influence was for the issues as they pertain to H/J. I *think* the point of this panel was to help advise USEF on better protocol, not necessarily to create, enforce, or modify D&M rules themselves (or via USHJA).
My point was that I made it very clear to a "higher up" what the majority of the "minons" were feeling. If my questions were not even considered for discussed then I plan on asking why.
On a side bar:
What sport governed by USEF is the biggest/has the greatest influence? Not to sound rude, but sometimes I forget that USEF has other disciplines to govern over as well as our sport. Do those disciplines have as many concerns and issues with USEF as H/J?