Issue Updates
Monday, 07 October 2019 07:40

FRA Issue Update - 10/4/19

Federal lawmakers left town late last week to embark on a two-week work period in their home states and districts.
Monday, 30 September 2019 07:18

FRA Issue Update - 9/27/19

The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved FY 2020 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations legislation yesterday.
Monday, 23 September 2019 08:29

FRA Issue Update - 9/20/19

The FRA Fly-In was held on September 18, 2019, in conjunction with the Fall Board Meeting. At the Fly-In, FRA members worked to advance the association’s legislative priorities for the 116th Congress.
Friday, 13 September 2019 12:28

FRA Issue Update - 9/13/19

The FRA 2019 Fly-In is scheduled for September 18. A member briefing session will be held on the afternoon of the 17th that will prepare and inform participants of our top priorities during the Fly-In.
Friday, 06 September 2019 07:29

FRA Issue Update - 9/6/19

As reviewed in the August 23 Issue Update, FRA has signed on to a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Leadership. The letter was prepared by the H-2B Coalition, of which FRA is a member, and signed by more than 2,000 organizations across the U.S.
Friday, 23 August 2019 09:28

FRA Issue Update - 8/23/19

On Wednesday, FRA members received an email that provided a review of the Department of Labor’s proposal to modify the H-2A visa program. Part of this proposal recommends moving forestry work from the H-2B program to the H-2A program.
Friday, 16 August 2019 09:53

FRA Issue Update - 8/16/19

On August 12, the Department of Interior (DOI) released a final rule that provides changes to the Endangered Species Act. The proposed changes include the adoption of a 4(d) rule for species listed as threatened...

Friday, 09 August 2019 12:07

FRA Issue Update - 8/9/19

As previously reported in past Issue Updates, the Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would move forestry services from the H-2B to the uncapped H-2A non-immigrant worker visa program. FRA is currently reviewing the 489-page document.
Monday, 05 August 2019 08:02

FRA Issue Update - 8/2/19

This week the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unveiled and subsequently marked up a comprehensive transportation reauthorization bill. The legislation, S. 2302 (America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019), was reported out of committee by a unanimous vote.
Monday, 22 July 2019 07:27

FRA Issue Update - 7/19/19

On July 16, the Department of Labor (DOL) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to solicit public comment on proposed changes to the H-2A guestworker visa program.
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