screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-20-23-amOn October 18, 2017, Rep. Cicilline and 46 additional members of Congress called on President Obama to ban child labor in U.S. tobacco fields.

As the letter states, current U.S. law allows children as young as 12 to work as hired laborers in agriculture. At this time, there is no special provision in law or regulation that accounts for the uniques risks to children who work in these conditions.

Read the letter.