An Update on Advocacy from the IAFE
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Last Updated: 09/22/2021
AGRICULTURAL FAIRS RESCUE ACT 2021
Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-Ca), Billy Long (R-Mo), Mike Levin (D-Ca), and Dan Newhouse (R-Wa) are initial co-sponsors for H.R. 2424, the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act. The bill was passed by the House Agriculture Committee on September 21, 2021 and will now go to the full House for a vote. NOW is the
time to reach out to your Representative in the U.S. House and either thank them for co-sponsoring the bill or ask them to sign on today.
IAFE Members: After logging in, please visit the Government
Relations page to get contact information for your Representative's staff member for this issue, along with instructions and templates for sending a personal email message to
The links below will tell you more about this important bill:
- "Congressman Panetta Introduces
Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Agricultural Fairs”
- "Newhouse, Long Propose Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act"
- Overview of the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act
Senator Tina Smith (D-Mn), along with Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo), have co-sponsored S.
1092 on the Senate side of Congress for supporting fairs. This is the companion bill to H.R. 2424.
ECONOMIC BRIDGE COALITION
Your IAFE has signed on with 13 other organizations asking the Small Business Committee leadership in Congress to provide pandemic relief funding to the legions of other small businesses
severely impacted by the pandemic, but left out of other funding streams such as SVOG and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Leaders of the Economic Bridge Coalition are working in
one-on-one meetings with Representatives and Senators to identify some "champions" for the cause.
- Economic Bridge Coalition Position Paper