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

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly, Legislative

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.

May 27, 2023: Former Mexico Chief Trade Negotiator Kenneth Smith Ramos AgNet Weekly with Sabrina Halvorson

Kenneth Smith Ramos, former Mexican Chief Negotiator for the NAFTA and USMCA trade deals and current partner at AGON, was one of the speakers at this week’s USMEF Spring Conference. He sat down with Sabrina Halvorson after his presentation to talk about a number of topics, including specialty crops in trade deals, and how U.S. immigration discussions can affect trade relations.
  1. May 27, 2023: Former Mexico Chief Trade Negotiator Kenneth Smith Ramos
  2. May 20, 2023: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
  3. May 13, 2023: Representative John Duarte on his H.R. 2 Vote
  4. May 6, 2023: Representative Kat Cammack
  5. April 29, 2023: NCBA Opposition to PRIME Act
  6. April 22, 2023: Congressman Austin Scott on Specialty Crop Needs & More
  7. April 15, 2023: Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act
  8. April 7, 2023: ASTA Farm Bill Recommendations
  9. April 1, 2023: Food as Medicine
  10. March 25, 2023: Court Ruling on WOTUS, Black Vulture Relief Act Introduced

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 Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.