On March 3, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Legal Workforce Act (H.R.1147), introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX). The bill would require all employers to use the federal E-Verify system to make sure their workers are authorized to work.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $160 million in funding for research, education, and extension projects that address challenges affecting U.S. agriculture production.
On February 10, 2015, Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) re-introduced the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (H.R.845). The bill would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users on many national forests, including equestrians. The bill was first introduced during the last Congress.