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PLANET Faces Capitol Hill

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, reports their win on Capitol Hill.

The Professional Landcare Network has released its Legislative Quarterly Update, in which Tom Delaney, director of government affairs, reports on the 2014 Legislative Day on the Hill that took place July 29
on Capitol Hill.

Although many issues were presented at PLANET's Legislative Day on the Hill it appears that the event was a success. More than 100 PLANET members, representing 26 states helped inform legislators about several lawn care and landscape industry issues, such as seasonal health care, tick-borne diseases, the "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act" (H.R. 5078); and immigration reform. As a result, some legislators are likely to co-sponsor H.R. 5078, S. 2496, and H.R. 5213.

Also, during a Hill meeting in the office of Georgia Rep. Austin Scott, who chairs the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture which has jurisdiction over pesticide issues, it was revealed that in September he plans to introduce a pollinators House bill that includes the type of science and research PLANET has been advocating for.

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