H.R. 1562: Family Farm Relief Act of 2013

Apr 15, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Christopher Gibson
Representative for New York's 19th congressional district
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Apr 15, 2013
9 pages
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H.R. 6373 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 11, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
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7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to simplify the petitioning procedure for H-2A workers, to expand the scope of the H-2A program, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Family Farm Relief Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a process for receiving H-2A nonimmigrant visas (temporary agricultural workers) which shall ensure that that petitioners may file such petitions over the Internet or in paper form. (Transfers administration of the H-2A program from the Department of Labor to USDA.)
Includes year-round livestock workers, including dairy workers, in the H-2A category with a maximum 12-month period of admissions which may be renewed three months after the end of each such period.
Revises H-2A certification provisions.

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