Issue Updates
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 11:38

FRA Issue Update - 11/27/19

The Wisconsin Council on Forestry has endorsed the Safe Routes Act. In a letter to Senator Baldwin (WI) the Council states “Legislation such as the Safe Routes Act, is needed to allow state legal log trucks the option to avoid rural and urban streets and highways and populated areas where pedestrian activities are numerous and where frequent intersections increase traffic safety concerns.
Friday, 22 November 2019 11:46

FRA Issue Update - 11/22/19

Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC-7) has signed on as a cosponsor to the Safe Routes Act (HR 2453).
FRA participated this week in a Capitol Hill Fly-In organized by the H-2B Workforce Coalition of which we are members. Representatives from the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the Seasonal Employment Alliance, AmericanHort, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association were also on hand.
Last weekend, Congressman Gallagher (R-WI-8) hopped into a log truck to get a better understanding of the issues that the Safe Routes Act aims to resolve. The Congressman rode “shotgun” as logs were transported from the woods to Algoma Lumber which is located in the Congressman Gallagher’s district.
Friday, 01 November 2019 11:26

FRA Issue Update - 11/1/19

On Saturday, November 2, Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8) will experience firsthand the safety benefits promoted by the Safe Routes Act (HR 2453, S.1509), a bill the Congressman sponsors.
Monday, 21 October 2019 11:02

FRA Issue Update 10/18/19

The bipartisan Safe Routes Act continues to gain momentum, which can be attributed in part to the FRA Legislative Fly-In following which we were successful in securing additional Democrats and Republicans as Cosponsors of the legislation.
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.
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