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S.891: American Jobs in American Forests 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 Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Labor, as a component of the H-2B (temporary nonagricultural workers) labor certification process for employment in forestry, to take specified actions to recruit U.S. workers before petitioning to hire H-2B workers.

Requires a prospective H-2B employer to submit a separate petition for each state in which the employer plans to employ H-2B non-immigrants for a period of at least seven days.

Prohibits the Secretary from granting a temporary labor certification to a prospective H-2B employer until the Director of the state workforce agency has determined that: (1) employer recruitment requirements have been met, and (2) U.S. nationals are not qualified or available to fill such employment opportunities.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.