Issue Updates
Friday, 15 May 2020 14:10

FRA Issue Update - 5/15/20

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule that changes the Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations.
Friday, 08 May 2020 12:25

FRA Issue Update - 5/8/20

With unemployment claims increasing by 3.2 million the week ending May 2 and unemployment rates near 15 percent, the Trump Administration is drafting a ban of non-immigrant seasonal labor, which would include H-2B visas.
Friday, 01 May 2020 14:02

FRA Issue Update - 5/1/20

House leadership announced Tuesday, April 28th, that they will not return to Capitol Hill on May 4 when the Senate does. They have not yet indicated when they will return to Washington.  
Friday, 24 April 2020 14:52

FRA Issue Update - 4/24/20

Late yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 388-5 legislation (H.R. 266) authorizing $321 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Thursday, 23 April 2020 07:31

FRA Issue Update - 4/22/20

On Tuesday, April 22, the Senate approved a $480 billion COVID-19 aid package. Most of the approved package will replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Friday, 17 April 2020 11:28

FRA Issue Update - 4/17/20

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) exhausted its funding of $350 billion on Thursday. By law, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will not be able to issue new loan approvals until Congress authorizes additional funding. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated,
Friday, 10 April 2020 09:51

FRA Issue Update - 4/10/20

A Senate effort to re-fill the bucket of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was derailed as Democrats and Republicans could not agree on new economic stimulus measures.
Friday, 03 April 2020 09:41

FRA Issue Update - 4/3/20

The Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications today, April 3, from small businesses and beginning on April 10 they will accept applications from independent contractors for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Monday, 30 March 2020 07:06

FRA Issue Update - 3/27/20

A $2 trillion stimulus package (H.R. 748) passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday by a unanimous vote and is scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives today.
Friday, 27 March 2020 10:04

FRA Issue Update - 3/27/20

FRA has set up a page on our website to provide information on the impact of the COVID-19 on the forest products industry. The site aims to provide information at the federal and state level on government actions that may impact the industry and will be frequently updated.
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