Congress Extends Funding for FY 2019

November 21, 2019

This week, the House introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to extend funding for fiscal year (FY) 2019 through December 20 to prevent a government shutdown. The House and Senate will pass the measure and send …

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Senate Approved $214 Billion Appropriations Minibus

November 7, 2019

Last week, the Senate voted 84-9 to approve the $214 billion “domestic” appropriations minibus. The package includes funding for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug …

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Bipartisan Farm Labor Bill Introduced in House

November 7, 2019

Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act on October 30 with more than 50 co-sponsors. UEP supports this bill and will continue to advocate for improvements to help …

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NAMI Challenges California’s 2018 Proposition 12 in Court

October 24, 2019

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Proposition 12. NAMI has well over 100 members, representing companies across the supply chain for animal protein packers and processors. The suit argues …

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Perspectives on Livestock and Poultry Sectors Hearing

October 3, 2019

On September 25, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry met to discuss industry perspectives of the livestock and poultry sectors. Witnesses reiterated the importance of reauthorization of Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting and the …

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