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FW: 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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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.
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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.
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Summary of FRA Activities in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 continues its grip on the world, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy. While we could not have foreseen this situation, FRA has rapidly and effectively pivoted to address the significant challenges it presents to our industries.
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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.  
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Job Title: Fiber Security Specialist

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products.
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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).
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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).
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Joe Conrad Recognized for Technical Writing

Forest Resources Association’s Southeastern Region recognizes Joe Conrad, Assistant Professor of Forest Operations at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia with its First Place Technical Writing Award for 2020.
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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,
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