This week's H-2B actions 4-3-17 Email
Monday, April 03, 2017 02:00 AM

H-2B program update

From the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

Congress must address federal spending bills for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 by April 28 in order to avoid a government shutdown. Congress needs to hear a steady drum beat from H-2B users across the country if we are going to be successful in re-instating the returning worker exemption through a year-end spending bill. Your help is crucial in this endeavor.

This week we need you to do the following:

  • Call and email your Representative and ask him or her to sign onto the letter that Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is currently circulating. It will be sent to House leaders.  This Thursday is the deadline to sign onto the letter. You can reach your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121 or find them on this list .
  • If you have not already done so, please call and email your two Senators and ask them to cosponsor the Save our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act, S. 792, that was introduced last week by Senators Tillis (R-NC), King (I-ME), Thune (R-SD), Collins (R-ME), Rounds (R-SD), Cornyn (R-TX), Murkowski (R-AK), Blunt (R-MO) and Warner (D-VA). You can reach your Senators through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121.
  • Please also tweet at your elected officials and encourage them to pass H-2B cap relief immediately. You can also thank your Senators if they are cosponsors of S. 792 or encourage them to cosponsor this bill if they have not yet done so.
  • Finally, save the date and plan to attend the H-2B Workforce Coalition fly-in on April 26.

Your H-2B Workforce Coalition Co-Chairs,
Laurie Flanagan, representing AmericanHort and the National Association of Landscape Professionals
Brian Crawford, American Hotel and Lodging Association
Gregg Hartley, representing the Outdoor Amusement Business Association