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Farm regulations fightPosted Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 5:25 PM
Good news this week in our fight to keep some of the Department of Labor's proposed changes on farm regulations from moving forward. We received word that the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will re-propose the portion of its regulation on child labor in agriculture interpreting the "parental exemption." We are making progress, but there is still work much to do, especially in the area of educational programs. These programs are far too valuable to remain in jeopardy.
I have, and will continue, to let Washington know about the concerns you have expressed to me. I read each letter, email, and Facebook post. I want to ask for your help in keeping these communications coming. Our direct email for this is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also this week, I submitted a letter to the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade hearing on DOL's proposed changes in child labor regulations. The content of the letter is below.
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Emanuel Cleaver II is now serving his fourth term representing Missouri's 5h Congressional District Having served for twelve years on the city council of Missouri's largest municipality, Kansas City, Cleaver was elected as the city's first African American mayor in 1991. During his eight year stint in the Office of the Mayor, Cleaver distinguished himself as an economic development activist and an redevelopment craftsman. Cleaver has received five honorary Doctoral Degrees augmented by a bachelor's degree from Prairie View A&M, of the University of Texas, and a master's degree from St. Paul Theology of Kansas City. Cleaver was unanimously elected the 20th chair of the Congressional Black Caucus of the 112th Congress. Cleaver, a native of Texas, is married to the former Dianne Donaldson. They have made Kansas City home for themselves and their four children.
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