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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019

Short Titles as Reported to House

Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (6)

Date
12/11/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 260 - 165, 1 Present (Roll no. 674).(text: CR H10045-10066)
12/09/2019Committee on Financial Services discharged.
12/09/2019Committee on Education and Labor discharged.
12/09/2019Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
12/09/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-328, Part I.
11/12/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber
12/12/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/11/2019-6:08pmHouseMr. McGovern moved to table the motion to reconsider
12/11/2019-6:08pmHouseMs. Lofgren moved to reconsider the vote.
12/11/2019-6:07pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Objection was heard.
12/11/2019-6:07pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 260 - 165, 1 Present (Roll no. 674). (text: CR H10045-10066)
12/11/2019-5:59pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 230 (Roll no. 673).
12/11/2019-5:51pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12/11/2019-5:42pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike sections 204(a) and (b) from the bill.
12/11/2019-5:42pmHouseMr. Biggs moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H10093)
12/11/2019-5:40pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10093-10096)
12/11/2019-3:49pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 5038.
12/11/2019-3:49pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/11/2019-2:44pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5038.
12/11/2019-2:42pmHouseThe rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3, under a structured rule, with 4 hours of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5038 under a closed rule, with 1 hour of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1790 with 1 hour of debate.
12/11/2019-2:42pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 758. (consideration: CR H10044-10082)
12/10/2019-9:16pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 758 Reported to House. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3, under a structured rule, with 4 hours of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5038 under a closed rule, with 1 hour of general debate. The rule provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1790 with 1 hour of debate.
12/09/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 263.
12/09/2019HouseCommittee on Financial Services discharged.
12/09/2019HouseCommittee on Education and Labor discharged.
12/09/2019HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
12/09/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-328, Part I.
11/21/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/21/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/19/2019HouseSubcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Discharged.
11/13/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/12/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/12/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/12/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/12/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/12/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (62)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 11/12/2019
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Baird, James R. [R-IN-4]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 11/12/2019
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 11/12/2019
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 11/21/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 11/21/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 12/03/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 12/03/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 12/09/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 12/09/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 12/09/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 12/09/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 12/09/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 12/09/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 12/09/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 12/09/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 12/09/2019

Committees (5)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary11/12/2019 Referred to
11/21/2019 Markup by
12/09/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-328
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship11/13/2019 Referred to
11/19/2019 Discharged from
House Ways and Means11/12/2019 Referred to
12/09/2019 Discharged from
House Education and Labor11/12/2019 Referred to
12/09/2019 Discharged from
House Financial Services11/12/2019 Referred to
12/09/2019 Discharged from
Senate Judiciary12/12/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House (12/11/2019)

Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019

This bill contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker (CAW) status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may grant CAW status to an applying alien who (1) performed at least 1,035 hours of agricultural labor during the two-year period prior to November 12, 2019, (2) on that date was inadmissible, deportable, or under a grant of deferred enforced departure or temporary protected status, and (3) has been continuously present in the United States from that date until receiving CAW status. The bill imposes additional crime-related inadmissibility grounds on CAW applicants and makes some other grounds inapplicable.

CAW status shall be valid for 5.5 years and may be extended. DHS may grant dependent status to the spouse or children of a principal alien.

An alien with a pending application may not be detained or removed by DHS and shall be authorized for employment until DHS makes a final decision on the application.

A CAW alien (and dependents) may apply for lawful permanent resident status after meeting various requirements, including performing a certain amount of agricultural labor for a number of years.

DHS shall create an electronic platform for (1) filing H-2A petitions, (2) facilitating the processing of H-2A cases, and (3) providing agencies a single tool for obtaining H-2A-related case information.

The bill makes various changes to the H-2A program, such as (1) modifying the method for calculating and making adjustments to the H-2A worker minimum wage, (2) specifying how an employer may satisfy requirements that it attempted to recruit U.S. workers, (3) requiring H-2A employers to guarantee certain minimum work hours, and (4) making the program available for year-round agricultural work and reserving a visa allocation for the dairy industry.

DHS shall establish a pilot program allowing certain H-2A workers to apply for portable status, which gives the worker 60 days after leaving a position to secure new employment with a registered H-2A employer.

DHS shall establish an electronic system patterned on the E-Verify Program for employers to verify an individual's identity and employment authorization. Employers hiring individuals for agricultural employment must use the system.

This bill permanently establishes the Housing Preservation and Revitalization Program, which provides financing assistance for rural rental housing and off-farm labor housing and rental assistance for qualified tenants of such housing. It also authorizes the Department of Agriculture to provide various assistance, including funding for insuring loans and grants for new farmworker housing.