New Agricultural Guestworker Act En Route To Be Approved By Congress
New Agricultural Guestworker Act en Route to be Approved by Congress
The Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act), which authorizes, among other things, increasing the number of temporary farm workers, was approved after an intense debate in the House Judiciary Committee and now is headed to the full U.S. House for approval.
The American Dairy Coalition (ADC), which represents 30,000 members, along with other national farmers’ organizations and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, have been supporting the passage of the Agricultural Guestworker Act drafted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
The Agricultural Guestworker Act was passed with a vote of 17-16 and would eliminate the current H-2A temporary …