IRVINE, Calif., (October 25, 2017) -- Today, following the passage of the AG Act by the House Judiciary Committee, Western Growers' President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement applauding the action:
"We applaud Chairman Goodlatte and the Committee for advancing this legislation.
During the committee process several changes were made to the legislation that would make this bill unworkable particularly when coupled with expedited mandatory E-Verify. We must ensure practical and reasonable solutions are achieved for both the current and future workforce that American farmers depend on in order for our industry to remain competitive.
In the coming days, we will continue to work with House Leadership, Chairman Goodlatte and every member of the House to secure improvements to this legislation."