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Newhouse co-sponsors bipartisan farm and immigration bill

 

Last updated 12/5/2019 at 10:50am



A bipartisan bill aimed toward addressing immigration and farm issues that is co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse passed the House Judiciary Committee last week, and now moves on to consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill, introduced with the support of 26 Democrats and 23 Republicans, has been negotiated throughout much of the past year between legislators, agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations. The bill would—among other things—establish a program in Title I of the bill for agricultural workers in the country, as well as their spouses and minor children,...



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