H.R.1773: AG Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 11 (1 Democrat, 10 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Agricultural Guestworker Act or the AG Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish an H-2C nonimmigrant visa for an alien having a residence in a foreign country which he or she has no intention of abandoning and who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services, including those related to fish or shellfish industries.

(Sec. 3) Requires an employer, or an association acting as an agent or joint employer for its members, to file an H-2C petition with the Department of Agriculture which shall include specified attestations concerning the temporary work or services, benefits, wages, working conditions, and the nondisplacement of U.S. workers.

Requires the employer as a prerequisite to: (1) have conducted adequate recruitment in the area of intended employment before filing the attestations, (2) been unsuccessful in locating a qualified U.S. worker for the job opportunity for which the H-2C worker is soug...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 12, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 506.
Dec. 12, 2014 Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Dec. 12, 2014 Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
Dec. 12, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-674, Part I.
June 19, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 16.
June 19, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 18, 2013 Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Discharged.
May 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
May 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary