Issue Update 11/23/2018

Last week the House passed the Manage our Wolves Act (H.R. 6784), a bill that would remove federal protections for gray wolves in most states. The legislation would remove the species protections in the contiguous 48 States by the end of FY2019 and prevent further judicial review of its delisting in Wyoming and the western Great Lake States. Congressman Collin Peterson said the debate over the animal’s future has been clouded by misinformation from "extreme environmentalists”. He said the federal judges in Washington, D.C. who overturned the Obama administration's decisions to remove the species in the western Great Lakes and Wyoming have "no clue what's going on”. The legislation was authored by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and passed on a vote of 196-180.

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed regulatory revisions that would replace the requirement of H-2B employers to advertise positions in newspapers.  The proposal would replace newspaper advertisements with electronic advertisements posted on the internet. This change will reduce the burden on employers and be less expensive than advertising in newspapers. The rule does not require a specific website to post positions, but rather allows an employer to place an advertisement on a job website of choice. Comments are due December 10.
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