Policy Updates
Friday, 07 September 2018 08:51

Issue Update

The FRA-supported AG and Legal Workforce Protection Act (H.R. 6417)—legislation that creates a new employer friendly H-2C guestworker visa program that includes forestry workers—
Friday, 07 September 2018 08:50

Issue Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public input to revise the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers.
Friday, 07 September 2018 08:49

Issue Update

On September 5, The Farm Bill Conferees initiated discussions with opening remarks on the legislation.
Friday, 24 August 2018 13:48

Issue Update

Friday, 17 August 2018 14:47

Issue Update

FRA continues to work with the AG Legal Workforce (AG LWA) Coalition to encourage Representatives to cosponsor the AG LWA (H.R. 6417). Currently, the legislation has 83 Cosponsors and support continues to grow.

Friday, 10 August 2018 14:43

Issue Update

As many of you know, the House of Representatives has recessed for the month of August, and Members of Congress are back home in their districts campaigning ahead of the mid-term elections in November.
Friday, 03 August 2018 11:03

Issue Update

On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill on a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. On August 1, the Senate appointed Farm Bill Conference Committee members, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senators to serve on the committee are:

Friday, 27 July 2018 10:57

Issue Update

The AG and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417) which contains the H-2C provisions did not make the House Floor this week as hoped. Concerns regarding the provision to use the electronic employment verification system, E-Verify, has stalled the AG LW Act movement to the House floor. FRA and other allied groups will work to garner additional support for the legislation over the August Congressional recess.
Friday, 20 July 2018 10:54

Issue Update

Your FRA team has been busy this week whipping votes in support of Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s Ag and Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 6417). We have been working with a sense of urgency trying to recruit cosponsors for the bill to show House leadership that we have enough votes to pass the bill through the lower chamber.
Friday, 13 July 2018 10:49

Issue Update

The House Leadership is interested in bringing the AG Act back for a floor vote during July. This provides FRA with another opportunity to pass the H-2C provisions in the House that provides a reasonable solution to supplement our U.S. workforce to sustain forests and manage vegetation.
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