Washington D.C. updates 10.5.22

October 5, 2022

House and Senate pass stopgap funding measure, avoiding a government shutdown On Friday, September 30, President Biden signed a Continuing Resolution (CR), passed by both the House and Senate, avoiding a last-minute government shutdown. The …

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Washington D.C. Updates 7/14/22

July 13, 2022

H-2A farmworker wage rule under review at White House In December 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor posted draft regulations to raise the required wages for farmworkers on H-2A guest-worker visas. The proposed rule would …

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Infrastructure bill, budget reconciliation cut short Congress’ August recess

August 26, 2021

Work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation process have cut short Congress’ traditional August recess. Both bills passed the Senate earlier this month and are being considered in the House. These two …

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Food labeling language in appropriations

July 8, 2021

The House Committee on Appropriations approved its Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The budget outlines a wide array of discretionary spending priorities that total around $26.55 …

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President’s budget boosts FDA

June 3, 2021

The President’s fiscal year 2022 budget request would increase spending on food safety at the Food and Drug Administration by $134.3 million to a total of $1.6 billion. A significant portion of the FDA budget …

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