The Senate yesterday unanimously approved S. 2107, the Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act, a bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to address the shortage of CBP agricultural inspectors. More information about the bill can be found here.
Airports appreciate the Senate taking this step to ensure there are a sufficient number of CBP Agriculture Specialists available to safely and efficiently process the ever-increasing volumes of cross-border shipments. Fully staffed CBP ports-of-entry are crucial to facilitating the travel and trade through our nation’s airports that spurs the U.S. economy.
A similar measure, H.R. 4482, is pending in the House.