AmericanHort Releases 2019 Legislative & Policy Agenda
AmericanHort’s advocacy team released our 2019 Legislative & Policy agenda during an advocacy town hall at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in Baltimore.
Legislative and regulatory priorities center around workforce and transportation issues, research funding and implementation, environmental regulation, and horticultural trade and marketplace issues. The advocacy team plans to focus on these issues during the 116th Congress, which began in early January.
This agenda is a living document – with the possibility of other issues being incorporated as they materialize. Key bills focusing on the issues listed will be added as they are introduced.
As a roadmap for advocacy activities, these issues will also be the main focus at the AmericanHort Impact Washington advocacy summit, which will take place September 16 – 18 (mark your calendar now to attend!)
The legislative landscape is shaping up to be a difficult one, as the specter of a 2020 presidential election is already manifesting — combined with the legislative stalemate on the partial government shutdown. Despite the current dysfunction, AmericanHort leaders and advocacy team will continue to push for positive outcomes on industry priorities. After all, many of our priorities and initiatives don’t depend on Congress to advance.
To view the AmericanHort’s 2019 Legislative & Policy Agenda, click here.