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House Immigration Bill Fails

The measure failed on a 121 to 301 vote, with 112 Republicans and all Democrats voting against bill. The AG jobs bill was not part of the final immigration package that ultimately went down in defeat.

 

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A USDA statement today vowed to modernize the H-2A worker program to “reduce cumbersome bureaucracy and ensure adequate protection for U.S. workers.”   Read more

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