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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Better Agriculture Resources Now Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reform the H-2A program for nonimmigrant agricultural workers, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/01/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
06/16/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/01/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/01/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (14)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 06/01/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]* 06/01/2015
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 06/23/2015
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 07/14/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 07/16/2015
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 07/21/2015
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 07/29/2015
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 10/21/2015
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 06/01/2015 06/17/2015 --

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary06/01/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security06/16/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/01/2015)

Better Agriculture Resources Now Act or the BARN Act

Revises the H-2A nonimmigrant agricultural worker visa program, including with respect to: (1) agricultural labor and services, (2) application requirements, (3) wages, (4) period of authorized nonimmigrant status, (5) housing, (6) legal assistance, and (7) violations.