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H.R. 3897: H–2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021

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To make improvements to the H-2B nonimmigrant worker program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Henry Cuellar

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 28th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2021
Length: 19 pages
Jun 15, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 15, 2021

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91 Cosponsors (59 Republicans, 32 Democrats)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Reps. Cuellar, Joyce, Keating, Pingree, Chabot and Harris Introduce the Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021
    — Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28] (Sponsor) on Jun 17, 2021

Pappas Continues to Push Administration to Address Needs of NH Seasonal Businesses
    — Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2021

Harris Issues Statement on the DHS and DOL Addition of 35,000 H-2B Visas
    — Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1] (Co-sponsor) on May 24, 2022

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Jun 15, 2021

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