Issue Updates
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.
Friday, 22 May 2020 06:42

FRA Issue Update - 5/22/20

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week published detailed guidelines for reopening businesses and schools that have been shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, 15 May 2020 14:10

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.
Friday, 08 May 2020 12:25

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.
Friday, 01 May 2020 14:02

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.  
Friday, 24 April 2020 14:52

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).
Thursday, 23 April 2020 07:31

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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