Nebraska Cattlemen Statement: Congress Moves Closer to a One-Year ELD Delay
Lincoln, NE (August 1, 2018) – Today, Senator Deb Fischer secured an amendment to the U.S. Senate Minibus Appropriation bill that would extend the electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for livestock haulers by one year.
“Nebraska’s livestock industry greatly appreciates Senator Fischer’s help to delay the ELD mandate while our industry works on a long-term solution to existing hours of service laws. One-size-fits-all regulations do not work when hauling live animals. Senator Fischer is a rancher and she understands that these regulations, as currently written, will cause serious animal welfare concerns,” said Galen Frenzen, Nebraska Cattlemen President.
The one-year extension still needs to pass the U.S. House before it can become law. Similar language is already included in the FY 2019 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development spending bill. Nebraska Cattlemen encourages our federal delegation and those representing livestock constituents to pass this legislation and help alleviate the tremendous regulatory burden facing livestock haulers.
The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state’s beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen’s associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve members.