AgNet Weekly: Representative John Duarte on his H.R. 2 Vote

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly, Labor and Immigration

H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act, passed in the House this week by a vote of 219 to 213, with all Democrats opposed and all but two Republicans in favor. Those Republicans were Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Representative John Duarte of California. 

Representative Duarte joins host Sabrina Halvorson this week to discuss why he voted against the bill.

Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also traverses the legislative issues of the livestock industry and other matters related to California and Southeast agriculture.

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  3. January 13, 2024 – NCBA’s Ethan Lane on what the livestock industry can expect this year
  4. January 6, 2024 – What’s Ahead for Ag This Year with guest Brian Kuehl of Pinion
  5. December 16, 2023 – USDA Assistance for Distressed Borrowers
  6. December 9, 2023 – Alexis Taylor on Trade Missions for Specialty Crops
  7. December 2, 2023 – Jaime Castaneda on the USMCA Dairy Dispute
  8. November 11, 2023 – Senator Kevin Cramer on WOTUS and the Farm Bill
  9. November 4, 2023: Secretary Vilsack on Rural Investments
  10. October 28: NCBA on New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet News Hour and The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.