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 17 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 June 25, 2014:

Bills passed: 0


It has been 363 days since the Senate passed S. 744 with no action by the full House.

As June 25, 2014, there are only 17 scheduled legislative days left to pass immigration reform before the House adjourns for its August recess.  

Twitter Hashtags: #ready4reform #ifarmimmigration #immigration

Ken Barbic

The National Onion Association’s (NOA) Summer Convention is right around the corner and if you’re not registered to attend already, we’re going to make it easier for you.  The Association is still accepting registrations for its three-day convention which is being held July 16-19 in Ventura, California at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel.  Rooms for the event are still available.

Ken Gilliland

As a result of California SB 103, an emergency drought relief measure, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).  Applicants may apply for an estimated $10 million in competitive grants that can be used for the implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

Gail Delihant

Jumping ahead of their dockworker counterparts, 120 truck drivers employed by three different drayage companies at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, chose to strike “indefinitely” claiming extensive workplace violations by their employers.  The strike comes at a time when West Coast members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have been engaged in intense negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) over their contract which expired on July 1.  PMA is the organization that represents port employers.

Ken Gilliland


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