Many members of the House on both sides of the aisle have expressed the need to pass legislation fixing our broken immigration system. While the Senate took action by passing S. 744, the House has yet to pass a single bill to reform our immigration system. With 7 legislative days remaining until the House adjourns for its August recess, the urgency for action mounts as a key window for action closes.

Recap of immigration reform action by the U.S. House of Representatives for the day ending July 22, 2014:

Bills passed: 0


It has been ONE YEAR and 23 DAYS since the Senate passed S. 744 with no action by the full House.

As July 22, 2014, there are only 7 scheduled legislative days left to pass immigration reform before the House adjourns for its August recess.  

Twitter Hashtags: #ready4reform #ifarmimmigration #immigration #ActOnImmigration

Ken Barbic

Summertime.  Simply saying the word conjures images of beaches, picnics, good times and of course… And while civilians get to enjoy all of those luxuries, perks and treats on a regular basis during those warm, sunny months, we may forget that our soldiers serving overseas often go long durations without experiencing the comforts of home -- if they get them at all.  That’s probably particularly true with regard to food.

Western Growers

A family squabble has led employees of Massachusetts-based company, Market Basket, to take action against the company by refusing to work, leaving many of its store shelves bare.  According to a local TV station, co-CEO Dean Joyce was fired for supporting protests about the company’s leadership.  Following an announcement by the company that Joyce was removed from his supervisor’s position, employee’s decided to strike.  The strike had an immediate effect on delivery schedules and on the availability of produce in the stores, leaving few, if any options for the delivery of produce. 

Tom Oliveri

In early May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its operational strategy for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). As the FDA continues to refine its rulemaking and guidance documents, the operational strategy will provide the framework to fulfill the vision of FSMA by initiating new public health protection standards across the entire food safety program, including produce safety standards; food and feed preventive controls; and a new import system. This webinar will provide an opportunity to ask any questions related to the FDA's implementation plan for FSMA and more specifically to learn about FDA’s current thinking on the produce rule.


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