Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Rep. Yoho Introduces Bipartisan Livestock Transportation Bill

Jan 11, 2019
Press Release

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:
 

Congressman Yoho:

“The safe transportation of livestock is an essential part of feeding America. Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are rigid and costly for haulers. They also place the wellbeing and welfare of cattle, hogs, fish, and other livestock at risk. Extended stops for a hauler, which would be necessitated by these HOS regulations, are especially dangerous for livestock during summer or winter months. TLAAS will make the right modifications to current regulations, so we protect the safety of both haulers and livestock in route to their destination.”

 

NCBA President, Kevin Kester:

“On behalf of America’s cattle producers, I want to thank Congressman Yoho for once again taking a leadership role in working towards delivering certainty and common sense for our nation’s livestock haulers. The current Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers remain very problematic for our industry and can often jeopardize the health and well-being of our animals. The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act would finally address this situation, and we hope that Congress passes this legislation as soon as possible.”

 

 

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