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Urge the Senate to Support Essential Workers in the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

Let your senators know how important the essential workers of the grain milling industry are to the food supply chain. 

On July 21, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Financial Relief Noting The Large Impact Of Our Nation’s Essential Employees (FRNT LINE) Act (S.4213). This legislation would suspend federal income taxes for essential workers up to an annual income cap set at the highest level of pay for an enlisted person in the U.S. Armed Forces. Additionally, the bill would provide suspension of federal payroll taxes for essential workers who earn up to $50,000 annually.

As you know, grain millers are a critical component of the nation's food supply network. As essential workers during these unprecedented times, those who work in the mill and/or support milling operations have selflessly dedicated themselves to making sure that Americans are able to put food on the table to feed their families. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans stay home during this crisis, this is simply not an option for those on the frontlines in the milling industry. 

NAMA recognizes that many of our milling companies are already providing additional incentives to their essential workers during the global coronavirus pandemic. However, the FRNT LINE Act will further incentivize our essential employees across the food chain for their sacrifices during this crisis. Asking your senators to support the FRNT LINE Act is a great way for us all to say thank you.

Make your gratitude known by sending a letter to your senators to support the inclusion of the FRNT LINE Act (S.4213) in the final phase 4 coronavirus relief package.


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