The House plans to vote tomorrow, Wednesday December 11, 2019, on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038). The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Lofgren (D-CA), has the bipartisan support of 62 co-sponsors (37 Democrats, 25 Republicans), including 17 House Representatives from California.
The Bill would create a certified agricultural worker (CAW) program and make changes to the existing H-2A temporary worker visa program, including a new method for calculating the H-2A worker minimum wage, making the program available for year-round agricultural work and reserving a visa allocation for the dairy industry.
You can read the bill here.
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