The Ohio Landscape Association takes
an active role at both the federal and
state level to lobby our legislators on
your behalf on issues that may affect our
industry and your business.

The National Association of Landscape
Professionals (NALP) Legislative Action
Center is a great resource to find voter
information (including voter registration
and absentee ballot information), as
well as the current issues affecting the
Senator Sherrod Brown
713 Hart Senate Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20510
Phone: 202-224-2315
Fax: 202-228-6321
Email
Website
Senator Rob Portman
338 Russell Senate Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20510
Phone: 202-224-3353
Fax: 202-224-9075
Email
Website
OHIO: US REPRESENTATIVES
DISTRICT 1
Steven Chabot -
Republican
2371 Rayburn House
Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-2216
Fax: 202-225-3012
Email
Website
DISTRICT 2
Brad Wenstrup -
Republican
1223 Longworth House
Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-3164
Fax: 202-225-1992
Email
Website
DISTRICT 3
Joyce Beatty -
Democrat
417 Cannon House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515
Phone: 202-225-4324
Fax: 202-225-1984
Email
Website
DISTRICT 4
Jim Jordan -
Republican
1524 Longworth House
Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-2676
Fax: 202-226-0577
Email
Website
DISTRICT 5
Bob Latta -
Republican
2448 Rayburn House
Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-6405
Fax: 202-225-1985
Email
Website
DISTRICT 6
Bill Johnson -
Republican
1710 Longworth House
Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-5705
Fax: 202-225-5907
Email
Website
DISTRICT 7
Bob Gibbs -
Republican
329 Cannon House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515
Phone: 202-225-6265
Fax: 202-225-3394
Email
Website
DISTRICT 8
Warren Davidson -
Republican
1011 Longworth House
Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-6205
Fax: 202-225-0704
Email
Website
DISTRICT 9
Marcy Kaptur -
Democrat
2186 Rayburn House
Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-4146
Fax: 202-225-7711
Email
Website
DISTRICT 10
Michael Turner -
Republican
2239 Rayburn House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515
Phone: 202-225-6465
Fax: 202-225-6754
Email
Website
DISTRICT 11
Marcia Fudge -
Democrat
2344 Rayburn House
Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-7032
Fax: 202-225-1339
Email
Website
DISTRICT 12
Patrick Tiberi -
Republican
106 Cannon House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515
Phone: 202-225-5355
Fax: 202-226-4523
Email
Website
DISTRICT 13
Tim Ryan -
Democrat
1421 Longworth House
Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-5261
Fax: 202-225-3719
Email
Website
DISTRICT 14
David Joyce -
Republican
1535 Longworth House
Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-5731
Fax: 202-225-3307
Email
Website
DISTRICT 15
Steve Stivers -
Republican
1022 Longworth House
Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-2015
Fax: 202-225-3529
Email
Website
DISTRICT 16
Jim Renacci -
Republican
130 Cannon House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515
Phone: 202-225-3876
Fax: 202-225-3059
Email
Website
Advocacy
Government contacts
Ohio Landscape Association
9240 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
440-717-0002
Toll Free: 800-335-6521
OHIO: US SENATE
The H-2B visa nonimmigrant program permits employers to
hire foreign workers to come temporarily to the United
States and perform temporary nonagricultural services or
labor on a one-time, seasonal, peakload or intermittent
basis.[1]

The H-2B visa classification requires the United States
Secretary of Homeland Security to consult with
appropriate agencies before admitting H-2B non-
immigrants. Homeland Security regulations require that,
except for Guam, the petitioning employer first apply for
a temporary labor certification from the United States
Secretary of Labor indicating that: (1) there are not
sufficient U.S. workers who are capable of performing the
temporary services or labor at the time of filing the
petition for H-2B classification and at the place where
H-2b Visa Program
green industry that businesses should take action on (including sample letters to aid you
in contacting your legislators.

We encourage you, as a steward of the environment and the green industry, to get
involved!  To the right is the contact information for our Ohio U.S. Senator's offices and U.
S. Representative's offices.  If you do not know who your U.S. Representative is, click on
the "Legislative Action Center"  link below, and scroll down the page towards the bottom
to enter your zip code to find your legislators.  

LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
the foreign worker is to perform the work; and (2) the employment of the foreign worker
will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S.
workers. The Department of Labor will review and process all H-2B applications on a first
in, first out basis.[2]

Employers seeking to employ temporary H-2B workers must apply for Temporary
Employment Certification to the Chicago National Processing Center (NPC). An employer
may submit a request for multiple unnamed foreign workers as long as each worker is to
perform the same services or labor, on the same terms and conditions, in the same
occupation, in the same area of intended employment during the same period of
employment. Certification is issued to the employer, not the worker, and is not
transferable from one employer to another or from one worker to another.


Read more facts about the H-2b worker program
HERE.