Policy Updates
Monday, 08 October 2018 11:02

Issue Update

The current Farm Bill officially expired October 1. While House and Senate conferees have been negotiating on a new Farm Bill, they have not finalized a deal on a conference report to send to the President.
Friday, 05 October 2018 10:58

Issue Update

On September 26, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the nine bills introduced by members of the Western Caucus that would reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Friday, 21 September 2018 11:29

Issue Update

On September 17, President Trump’s administration announced it will impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China effective September 24.
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:

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