April 1, 2022
Earlier today in a voice vote, the Senate unanimously voted to pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580). The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD) and will head back to the House before going on to the President.
“I am glad to see the bill pass the Senate,” said International Fresh Produce Association Chief Public Policy Office, Robert Guenther. “The Ocean Shipping Reform Act is essential to our industry and the U.S. export market. We encourage our representatives to reconcile the differences with the House and get the bill to the President.”
IFPA drafted a letter co-signed by more than 3 dozen organizations representing the produce industry urging the quick passage of the bill. The letter can be read here.