Policy Updates
Friday, 09 March 2018 14:28

Issue Update

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This week, updates were made to H.R.4760 - Securing America's Future Act of 2018, which includes the Agricultural Guestworker Act. Due to the itinerant nature of forest work and the lack of definition in the current legislation, including a carve-out in the special procedures for our industry is important.
Friday, 02 March 2018 14:36

Issue Update

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Last week FRA learned that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) intends to initiate a 12-month study of the tri-colored bat in order to decide whether this species needs to be listed pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Monday, 29 January 2018 14:43

Issue Update

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Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA), Rep. Labrador (R-ID), Rep. McCaul (R-TX), Rep. McSally (R-AZ) introduced H.R.4760 - Securing America's Future Act of 2018. While this legislation has a narrow scope of immigration, FRA has worked with those putting together legislation in the House, and we were able to make sure the Agricultural Guestworker Act was included.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:21

Issue Update

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As you know, FRA has been working on legislation to include the entire forest sector in a new H-2C visa program replacing H-2A. Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA) has been leading this effort with his Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act), which passed the House Judiciary Committee in October.