H. R. 4479
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 24, 2019
Mr. Sablan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To temporarily provide Commonwealth-only transitional worker permits for workers in construction occupations involved in disaster recovery, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Disaster Recovery Workforce Act.
Construction worker permits
Section 6(d)(3) of the Joint Resolution entitled
A Joint Resolution to approve the (48 U.S.C. 1806) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Covenant To Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, and for other purposes
Permits for construction workers
Notwithstanding any numerical cap set forth in subparagraph (B) for each of fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall increase by 3,000, for each such fiscal year, the total number of aliens who may receive a permit under this section for Construction and Extraction Occupations (as defined by the Department of Labor as Standard Occupational Classification Group 47–0000).
Exception for construction workers
Subparagraph (D)(v) shall not apply to an alien who receives a permit described in clause (i) for any fiscal year described in such clause.