Issue Updates
Friday, 31 July 2020 11:47

FRA Issue Update - 7/31/20

With unemployment claims rising and states reporting record new cases of Coronavirus infections, political pressure is building for Congress to enact a fourth round of economic stimulus.
Friday, 24 July 2020 09:30

FRA Issue Update - 7/24/20

FRA's H-2B survey shows the impacts of the presidential proclamation on forests. On June 24, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending non-immigrant labor entry, including H-2B forestry workers, into the United States until December 31, 2020. 
Friday, 17 July 2020 11:45

FRA Issue Update - 7/17/20

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security Funding Bill on a vote of 30-22 along party lines. 
Friday, 10 July 2020 06:05

FRA Issue Update - 7/10/20

This week, FRA sent a survey to contractors who use H-2B guest workers to perform forestry work.
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 03:43

FRA Issue Update - 7/1/20

On Monday, the House Rules Committee paved the road for H.R. 2, a bill that reauthorizes the Surface Transportation Act. Unfortunately, the road did not include the Golden amendment, which would have included the Safe Routes provisions in the House Transportation Bill.
Friday, 26 June 2020 01:38

FRA Issue Update - 6/26/20

Congressmen Jared Golden (D-ME-2) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8) filed a bipartisan amendment (245) to advance the provisions of the Safe Routes Act (H.R. 2453) in the House Surface Transportation Bill that has already passed out of committee. 
Monday, 22 June 2020 07:37

FRA Issue Update - 6/19/20

The full House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee advanced the $494 billion transportation reauthorization bill following a 36-hour mark-up session that addressed more than 200 amendments in committee.
Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:11

FRA Issue Update - 6/12/20

This week, FRA led an effort with allied associations and sent a letter to the Administration that urged the President to exclude H-2B non-immigrant labor that performs essential forestry work such as tree planting, herbicide application, seed collection, nursery work, fuel reduction and fire suppression, from pending Presidential Proclamations or Orders restricting entry to the United States.
Friday, 05 June 2020 12:33

FRA Issue Update - 6/5/20

Late Wednesday, the Senate moved House-passed legislation that would significantly modify the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Friday, 29 May 2020 10:54

FRA Issue Update - 5/29/20

Discussions on President Trump’s plans to expand his April 22 proclamation restricting certain types of immigration to the U.S continued this week.
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