We have 10 days to make a difference!
Congress must address federal spending bills for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. The primary opportunity that we have for getting the Returning Worker Exemption reenacted and saving the H-2B visa program for this season is by inclusion of the language in the spending bill that must be passed by that date. Congress needs to hear a steady drum beat from H-2B users across the country if we are going to be successful in reinstating the returning worker exemption through a year-end spending bill. Your help is crucial in this endeavor.
CALL TO ACTION #1
Please call both of your Senator’s offices and ask him/her to sign on to Senator Flake’s (R-AZ) letter to leadership in support of the returning worker exemption being included in the appropriations measure for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. The letter will be sent on Friday so they must sign on THIS WEEK.
You can reach your Senators through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121. To find out who your two Senators are please go to this website: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
CALL TO ACTION #2
Call your member of Congress and ask the member to please contact Speaker Ryan’s office and ask that the Speaker ensures that the H-2B Returning Worker Exemption is included in any appropriation measure to fund the balance of FY 2017.
DO NOT CALL SPEAKER RYAN’S OFFICE YOURSELF UNLESS YOU LIVE IN HIS DISTRICT.
You can reach your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121. To find out who your Representative is please go to this website: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Even if you have already made multiple phone calls and visits to your member of Congress and your Senators, please call again today, tomorrow, and every day until April 28th. Please let me know what you are being told by the staffers that answer the phone. Thank you!