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H.R. 1603: Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021

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To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Zoe Lofgren

Sponsor. Representative for California's 19th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2021
Length: 231 pages
Mar 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 18, 2021

This bill passed in the House on March 18, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


61 Cosponsors (48 Democrats, 13 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1603 – Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 (Mar 18, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Rep. Bass Votes to Pass Two Historic Immigration Bills
    — Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 25, 2021

Immigration Faces Challenging Path to Spending Package Inclusion
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2021

Congressman Keller weighs in on Biden border crisis, opposes amnesty bills
    — Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12] on Mar 19, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1603 will add $22.6 billion in new spending through 2031.


Mar 8, 2021

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Mar 12, 2021
Text Published

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Mar 18, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1603 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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