Yesterday, House Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot (R-OH) introduced the “Strengthen Employment And Seasonal Opportunities Now (SEASON) Act.’’ The following members joined Chairman Chabot as cosponors of the bill: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Rep. Billy Long (R-MO).
The legislation includes a permanent returning worker exemption that would exempt from the annual 66,000 cap H-2B workers who worked in the United States during the previous fiscal year. It also simplifies H-2B processing.
Please reach out to your Representative and encourage him or her to cosponsor the SEASON Act or thank him is he have already done so. A summary of actions we hope you will undertake are below:
Call and email your Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor the SEASON Act. You can reach your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121.
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