Nebraska Cattlemen Appreciates Federal Delegation Support for Infrastructure
Nebraska Cattlemen appreciates the support of Senator Fischer and Representative Bacon for advancing the much-needed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bill provides investments into roads, bridges, and broadband infrastructure, in addition to securing much-needed regulatory certainty and relief for farmers, ranchers, and cattle transporters.
“Nebraska Cattlemen have worked closely with Senator Fischer and others to ensure the inclusion of the critical backend 150 air-mile exemption for livestock haulers under hours-of-service rules.” William H. Rhea III, President – Nebraska Cattlemen “The ability for cattle producers to efficiently raise cattle, haul them safely and compete in a fast-paced global marketplace has a direct link to the economic stability of rural communities and a resilient food supply chain.”
Other key provisions of importance to Nebraska Cattlemen members include funding for roads, bridges, ports, and waterways that are crucial to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and ag exporters, additional funding for broadband internet infrastructure, and needed reforms to the federal permitting process for critical water-related investments.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is not the same package as the multi-trillion-dollar budget reconciliation bill, rather a bi-partisan, hard infrastructure bill containing important provisions that support Nebraska’s beef cattle industry.
“We were pleased to see this bipartisan legislation pass by itself, despite months of rhetoric that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would only advance in conjunction with the larger budget reconciliation spending bill.” Rhea