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Washington, D.C. ― Today, U.S. Representative Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to withdraw from the flawed 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that has allowed unfair competition to put U.S. tomato growers out of business. Today’s decision will provide for a May 7th deadline for the resumption of the U.S. anti-dumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico and allow for the effective enforcement of U.S. trade laws.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, (R-Fla.) have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.
Forty-six legislators have signed a letter from Rubio to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, urging him to immediately end the suspension agreement, which sets floor prices for Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. and bars U.S. growers from seeking anti-dumping charges against Mexican exporters.
A bill that was proposed in the last session of Congress has been reintroduced in an effort to make Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service regulations work for livestock transporters.
On Jan. 10, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) reintroduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act H.R.487.
Washington, D.C. – Following the introduction of the bipartisan Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and the President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Kevin Kester, gave the following statements:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on House passage of the Conference Report for the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2):
“Today we have cleared the final hurdle to ensure America’s farmers and ranchers have the certainty they need to produce the most affordable, highest quality food in the world. The hard-working families of our agriculture community put food on the table of over 300 million people every day. We are blessed to have such abundance provided by so few.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement upon being notified about the USDA’s decision to waive onsite inspections for the Emergency Forestry Restoration Program (EFRP) for counties affected by Hurricane Michael.
Yesterday Congressman Yoho (R-FL), along with over 50 other Members of Congress sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration in support of a petition to provide a waiver from certain Hours of Service (HOS) rules for livestock haulers. Upon doing so, Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
For too long, we’ve let food stamps, a massive part of America’s traditional welfare safety net, become a trap that keeps people who can and should be working dependent on the program. When the House of Representatives successfully passed the farm bill in June — and with it, provisions that expanded work requirements to able-bodied adults with no dependents and delivered much-needed welfare reform — we set out on the path to right this wrong.
Remarks as prepared for delivery:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that the United States and Mexico have resolved bilateral issues concerning their trade negotiations: