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On Thursday, members of the Florida delegation sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, urging him to fulfill requests made by the Florida Division of Emergency Management for medical resources and personnel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Undocumented laborers toiling on U.S. farms may be especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus—and they probably can’t look to Congress for much help.
“I don’t think anybody’s going to back legislation that would say we’re going to start giving health care to undocumented workers,” Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a telephone interview.
We live in an increasingly globalized world, where trade relationships are a necessary factor for each country in maintaining economic growth and stability. The United States is an especially good example of utilizing trade relationships as a part of good economic policy, both working together to produce a strong national security framework.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., doubled down this week on the “Labor Certainty for Food Security Act” which will expand guest worker programs for agriculture.
Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick expressed his appreciation for U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s work toward resolving a major public policy issue. “Congressman Ted Yoho has attentively listened to a serious challenge for agriculture – the continuous depletion of a reliable labor force,” Hoblick said.
On March 4 Congressman Ted S. Yoho, R-FL, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced the "Labor Certainty for Food Security Act,” HR 6083. The common-sense, bipartisan legislation will bring relief to America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling to find steady, reliable labor.
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would create a year-round agricultural guest worker program.
The Florida Republican said the bill would address the labor shortages in the sector and help ensure a “reliable, predictable workforce,” providing reforms for those with H-2A visas.
A member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), has announced the introduction of the “Labor Certainty for Food Security Act” this week to solve America’s agricultural labor shortage. In a recent interview with Southeast AgNet, Congressman Yoho said there are hurdles in getting this passed.
When our Founding Fathers established this American Republic, a wise group insisted that our Constitution include the Bill of Rights to ensure that the federal government they created could not infringe on the natural rights of Americans. The First and Second Amendments protect speech and the right to bear arms, respectively.
The world is seeing the emergence of another health crisis originating in China. Exact details regarding the exposure, virulence and mortality rates of the disease remain unclear. The lack of transparency from Chinese officials has only worsened the spread of a virus that does not discriminate based on ethnicity, nationality or political beliefs.