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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. Commerce Department reached a new suspension agreement with Mexican tomato growers. This announcement pauses an antidumping investigation and stops tariffs on U.S. imports of tomatoes from Mexico. The agreement calls for quality inspections of over 90 percent of trucks carrying Mexican tomatoes into the U.S.
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A key deadline is set to lapse Monday that could lead to permanent U.S. tariffs on Mexican tomato imports, with costs potentially hitting American consumers when the weather turns cold later this year.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the bipartisan Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act. This legislation would improve public health preparedness in the event of an emergency by helping federal agencies implement a “One Health” approach. The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.
Recently, there have been a variety of stories in the news reflecting extensive fraud and abuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). In New Jersey alone, a grocery store employee admitted he took part in a $1.9 million SNAP fraud scheme, and separately, a couple admitted to exchanging over $4.5 million in SNAP benefits for cash across a period of four years. In Massachusetts, an individual used 75 different Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to buy over $250,000 in food for his wife’s restauran
Storms and record flooding continue to bedevil much of the farm belt with places like Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas with many farmers fighting for survival and trying desperately to catch up on planting cycles in areas where the water has receded.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-3) released the following statement on the House's passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act:
The American Farm Bureau Federation and Florida Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Theodore Yoho (R-Fla.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has teamed up fellow Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. to champion the “Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act,” which reforms federal regulation on how haulers transport livestock across the country by changing the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for livestock haulers.
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, along with Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., are taking the lead on the proposal in the House.
Rubio weighed in on the bill this week.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), released statements addressing short-sighted criticism by lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate a suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters.