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H.R.707: Short Term Retention for Agricultural Workers Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Short Term Retention for Agricultural Workers Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to rename H-2A nonimmigrant temporary agricultural workers as STRAW workers.

Includes dairy or ranch workers in such category.

Eliminates the 50% rule requiring employers to agree to accept all qualified U.S. workers until 50% of the certified employment period has been completed.

Provides that an employer shall not be required to pay a wage rate greater than the greatest of the federal, state, and local minimum wage rates.

Prohibits the Legal Services Corporation from providing legal assistance for any alien and prohibits providing financial assistance to any person or entity that provides legal assistance for any alien, unless: (1) the alien is present in the United States when the legal assistance is provided, and (2) the parties to the dispute have attempted mediation or other non-binding dispute resolution of all issues.

Sets forth STRAW w...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary