Many members of the House on both sides of the aisle have expressed the need to pass legislation fixing our broken immigration system. While the Senate took action by passing S. 744, the House has yet to pass a single bill to reform our immigration system. With 29 legislative days remaining until the House adjourns for its August recess, the urgency for action mounts as a key window for action closes.

Recap of immigration reform action by the U.S. House of Representatives for the day ending May 29, 2014:

Bills passed: 0

 

It has been 336 days since the Senate passed S. 744 with no action by the full House.

As May 29, 2014, there are only 29 scheduled legislative days left to pass immigration reform before the House adjourns for its August recess.  

Twitter Hashtags: #ready4reform #ifarmimmigration #immigration

Ken Barbic

Last week, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014.  This water infrastructure bill is significant because it ensures that the maintenance and needed upgrades of the inland waterways system is achieved in a timely and cost efficient manner.  The inland waterways system includes ports, channels, locks, levees, and dams.

Dennis Nuxoll

This week, the California Assembly will vote on a labor union-sponsored bill that would create joint liability for growers who use farm labor contractors.   Western Growers is part of a large coalition working to stop AB 1897 (Hernandez, D-West Covina).  We strongly urge you to contact your Assembly member to urge him/her to vote against this bill.  Use the Western Growers Grassroots Action Center to submit your opposition to this legislation.

Matthew Allen

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