Yesterday, Wednesday, December 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA), by a vote of 260 to 165, with 226 Democrats and 34 Republicans supporting the legislation. The bill now moves to the Senate where it must be taken up by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with the support of President Trump.

Cory Lunde

IRVINE, Calif. (December 10, 2019) – In response to the announcement that a deal on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was reached between the Administration and Congress, which received subsequent approval from the Mexican and Canadian governments, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:

Cory Lunde

This Wednesday, December 11, the House of Representatives is set to vote on H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at securing a legal, stable workforce for American farms.

To ensure this bill moves out of the House with strong bipartisan support, which will increase the odds of the legislation being taken up by the Senate, contact your Representative TODAY and urge them to vote YES on the House floor.

Cory Lunde

Pages

Join Western Growers

Western Growers members care deeply for the food they grow, the land they sustain, the people they employ, and the community in which they live.