Federal - H93

Undocumented Agricultural Workers

Passage

House Roll Call Vote 93, 117th Congress, 1st Session

Date: March 18, 2021

Status: Passed

247
174

Our Position

Against

Description

Passage of the bill that would allow certain undocumented agricultural workers in the United States to apply for certified agricultural worker status and subsequently permanent residency status. It would also overhaul the H-2A nonimmigrant visa program for temporary agricultural workers and replace the E-Verify employment status verification system with a similar system for use by the agricultural sector; and authorize funding for certain Agriculture Department housing programs. The bill would allow undocumented agricultural workers who have worked for at least 180 work days in the previous two years and lived continuously in the U.S. since that time to apply for certified agricultural worker status, which would allow them to continue working in the U.S. for five and a half years. It would also allow such individuals to eventually apply for legal permanent resident status (a green card), if they have worked in agriculture for at least 10 years prior to enactment and at least 4 years as a certified agricultural worker, or for at least 8 years as a certified agricultural worker. Among other provisions, it would prohibit DHS from removing individuals who appear eligible for a status under the bill?s provisions before providing them an opportunity to apply; require DHS to establish a grant program for nonprofit organizations to assist eligible individuals in the application process; and provide for hardship waivers for workers unable to fully satisfy lawful permanent residence work requirements due to age or disability. The bill would overhaul the H-2A visa program, which currently grants nonimmigrant visas for temporary or seasonal agricultural workers. Among other provisions, it would add up to 20,000 three-year visas authorizing year-round agricultural work; modify procedures for employers to petition for H-2A worker positions and require DHS to establish an electronic portal to serve as an access point for employers for all related documentation; modify wage requirements for H-2A workers; and establish a number of requirements related to legal protections, housing and transportation for such workers. It would require DHS to terminate the existing federal E-Verify employment status verification system and administer a new electronic system to determine the eligibility of individuals to work in U.S. It would require agricultural sector employers and users of the current system to use the new system. Finally, it would authorize funding for certain Agriculture Department rural housing assistance programs, including $200 million annually through fiscal 2026 for rural multifamily housing assistance and $75 million annually through fiscal 2031 for housing loan assistance for agricultural workers.

Related Bill

HR 1603 A bill 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.

Vote Breakdown

D R I
Yea 217 30 0
Nay 1 173 0
No Vote 1 8 0

Democrats

  • Alma Adams Yea
  • Pete Aguilar Yea
  • Colin Allred Proxy Yes
  • Jake Auchincloss Yea
  • Cindy Axne Proxy Yes
  • Nanette Barragán Proxy Yes
  • Karen Bass Yea
  • Joyce Beatty Yea
  • Ami Bera Proxy Yes
  • Donald S. Beyer Jr. Yea
  • Sanford D. Bishop Jr. Proxy Yes
  • Earl Blumenauer Proxy Yes
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester Yea
  • Suzanne Bonamici Yea
  • Jamaal Bowman Yea
  • Brendan F. Boyle Yea
  • Anthony G. Brown Yea
  • Julia Brownley Yea
  • Cori Bush Proxy Yes
  • Cheri Bustos Yea
  • G.K. Butterfield Yea
  • Carolyn Bourdeaux Yea
  • Salud Carbajal Yea
  • Tony Cárdenas Proxy Yes
  • André Carson Yea
  • Matt Cartwright Yea
  • Ed Case Yea
  • Sean Casten Yea
  • Kathy Castor Yea
  • Joaquin Castro Yea
  • Judy Chu Yea
  • David Cicilline Yea
  • Katherine M. Clark Yea
  • Yvette D. Clarke Yea
  • Emanuel Cleaver II Proxy Yes
  • James E. Clyburn Yea
  • Steve Cohen Yea
  • Gerald E. Connolly Yea
  • Jim Cooper Yea
  • Lou Correa Yea
  • Jim Costa Yea
  • Joe Courtney Yea
  • Angie Craig Yea
  • Charlie Crist Yea
  • Jason Crow Yea
  • Henry Cuellar Yea
  • Sharice Davids Yea
  • Danny K. Davis Yea
  • Madeleine Dean Yea
  • Peter A. DeFazio Yea
  • Diana DeGette Yea
  • Rosa DeLauro Yea
  • Suzan DelBene Yea
  • Antonio Delgado Yea
  • Val B. Demings Yea
  • Mark DeSaulnier Proxy Yes
  • Ted Deutch Yea
  • Debbie Dingell Yea
  • Lloyd Doggett Yea
  • Mike Doyle Yea
  • Veronica Escobar Yea
  • Anna G. Eshoo Yea
  • Adriano Espaillat Yea
  • Dwight Evans Yea
  • Lizzie Fletcher Yea
  • Bill Foster Yea
  • Lois Frankel Yea
  • Ruben Gallego Yea
  • John Garamendi Yea
  • Jesús "Chuy" García Yea
  • Sylvia R. Garcia Yea
  • Jared Golden Nay
  • Jimmy Gomez Yea
  • Vicente Gonzalez Yea
  • Josh Gottheimer Yea
  • Al Green Yea
  • Raúl M. Grijalva Proxy Yes
  • Josh Harder Yea
  • Alcee L. Hastings Proxy Yes
  • Jahana Hayes Yea
  • Brian Higgins Yea
  • Jim Himes Yea
  • Steven Horsford Yea
  • Chrissy Houlahan Yea
  • Steny H. Hoyer Yea
  • Jared Huffman Yea
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Yea
  • Sara Jacobs Yea
  • Pramila Jayapal Yea
  • Hakeem Jeffries Yea
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson Yea
  • Hank Johnson Yea
  • Mondaire Jones Yea
  • Kai Kahele Proxy Yes
  • Marcy Kaptur Yea
  • William Keating Yea
  • Robin Kelly Yea
  • Ro Khanna Yea
  • Dan Kildee Yea
  • Derek Kilmer Yea
  • Andy Kim Proxy Yes
  • Ron Kind Yea
  • Ann Kirkpatrick Proxy Yes
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi Yea
  • Ann McLane Kuster Yea
  • Conor Lamb Yea
  • Jim Langevin Proxy Yes
  • Rick Larsen Yea
  • John B. Larson Yea
  • Brenda Lawrence Yea
  • Al Lawson Proxy Yes
  • Barbara Lee Yea
  • Susie Lee Yea
  • Teresa Leger Fernandez Yea
  • Andy Levin Yea
  • Mike Levin Yea
  • Ted Lieu Proxy Yes
  • Zoe Lofgren Yea
  • Alan Lowenthal Proxy Yes
  • Elaine Luria Yea
  • Stephen F. Lynch Yea
  • Tom Malinowski Yea
  • Carolyn B. Maloney Yea
  • Sean Patrick Maloney Yea
  • Kathy Manning Yea
  • Doris Matsui Yea
  • Lucy McBath Yea
  • Betty McCollum Yea
  • A. Donald McEachin Proxy Yes
  • Jim McGovern Yea
  • Jerry McNerney Yea
  • Gregory W. Meeks Yea
  • Grace Meng Proxy Yes
  • Kweisi Mfume Yea
  • Gwen Moore Proxy Yes
  • Joseph D. Morelle Yea
  • Seth Moulton Proxy Yes
  • Frank J. Mrvan Yea
  • Stephanie Murphy Yea
  • Jerrold Nadler Yea
  • Grace F. Napolitano Proxy Yes
  • Richard E. Neal Yea
  • Joe Neguse Yea
  • Marie Newman Yea
  • Donald Norcross Yea
  • Tom O'Halleran Yea
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Yea
  • Ilhan Omar Proxy Yes
  • Frank Pallone Jr. Yea
  • Jimmy Panetta Yea
  • Chris Pappas Yea
  • Bill Pascrell Jr. Yea
  • Donald M. Payne Jr. Proxy Yes
  • Nancy Pelosi Speaker
  • Ed Perlmutter Yea
  • Scott Peters Proxy Yes
  • Dean Phillips Yea
  • Chellie Pingree Proxy Yes
  • Mark Pocan Yea
  • Katie Porter Proxy Yes
  • Ayanna S. Pressley Yea
  • David E. Price Yea
  • Mike Quigley Yea
  • Jamie Raskin Yea
  • Kathleen Rice Yea
  • Deborah K. Ross Yea
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard Yea
  • Raul Ruiz Yea
  • C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Yea
  • Bobby L. Rush Proxy Yes
  • Tim Ryan Yea
  • Linda T. Sánchez Yea
  • John Sarbanes Yea
  • Mary Gay Scanlon Yea
  • Jan Schakowsky Yea
  • Adam B. Schiff Yea
  • Brad Schneider Proxy Yes
  • Kurt Schrader Yea
  • Kim Schrier Yea
  • David Scott Yea
  • Robert C. Scott Yea
  • Terri A. Sewell Yea
  • Brad Sherman Yea
  • Mikie Sherrill Yea
  • Albio Sires Proxy Yes
  • Elissa Slotkin Proxy Yes
  • Adam Smith Proxy Yes
  • Darren Soto Yea
  • Abigail Spanberger Yea
  • Jackie Speier Yea
  • Greg Stanton Yea
  • Haley Stevens Yea
  • Marilyn Strickland Yea
  • Tom Suozzi Yea
  • Eric Swalwell Yea
  • Mark Takano Yea
  • Bennie Thompson Yea
  • Mike Thompson Yea
  • Dina Titus Yea
  • Rashida Tlaib Yea
  • Paul Tonko Yea
  • Norma J. Torres Yea
  • Ritchie Torres Yea
  • Lori Trahan Yea
  • David Trone Yea
  • Lauren Underwood Yea
  • Juan C. Vargas Yea
  • Marc Veasey Yea
  • Filemon Vela Yea
  • Nydia M. Velázquez Yea
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Proxy Yes
  • Maxine Waters Yea
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman Proxy Yes
  • Peter Welch Yea
  • Jennifer Wexton Yea
  • Susan Wild Yea
  • Nikema Williams Yea
  • Frederica S. Wilson Proxy Yes
  • John Yarmuth Yea

Republicans

  • Robert B. Aderholt Nay
  • Rick W. Allen Nay
  • Mark Amodei Yea
  • Kelly Armstrong Nay
  • Jodey C. Arrington Nay
  • Brian Babin Nay
  • Don Bacon Nay
  • Jim Baird Yea
  • Troy Balderson Nay
  • Jim Banks Nay
  • Andy Barr Nay
  • Cliff Bentz Yea
  • Jack Bergman Nay
  • Stephanie Bice Nay
  • Andy Biggs Nay
  • Gus Bilirakis Nay
  • Lauren Boebert Nay
  • Mike Bost Yea
  • Kevin Brady Not Present
  • Mo Brooks Nay
  • Vern Buchanan Proxy No
  • Ken Buck Nay
  • Larry Bucshon Nay
  • Ted Budd Nay
  • Tim Burchett Nay
  • Michael C. Burgess Nay
  • Dan Bishop Nay
  • Ken Calvert Nay
  • Kat Cammack Nay
  • Jerry Carl Nay
  • Earl L. "Buddy" Carter Nay
  • John Carter Nay
  • Madison Cawthorn Nay
  • Steve Chabot Nay
  • Liz Cheney Nay
  • Ben Cline Nay
  • Michael Cloud Nay
  • Andrew Clyde Nay
  • Tom Cole Nay
  • James R. Comer Nay
  • Rick Crawford Nay
  • Daniel Crenshaw Nay
  • John Curtis Nay
  • Warren Davidson Nay
  • Rodney Davis Yea
  • Scott DesJarlais Proxy No
  • Mario Diaz-Balart Yea
  • Byron Donalds Nay
  • Jeff Duncan Nay
  • Neal Dunn Nay
  • Tom Emmer Nay
  • Ron Estes Nay
  • Pat Fallon Nay
  • Randy Feenstra Nay
  • Drew Ferguson Nay
  • Michelle Fischbach Nay
  • Scott Fitzgerald Nay
  • Chuck Fleischmann Nay
  • Jeff Fortenberry Not Present
  • Virginia Foxx Nay
  • Scott Franklin Nay
  • Russ Fulcher Nay
  • Brian Fitzpatrick Yea
  • Matt Gaetz Not Present
  • Mike Gallagher Nay
  • Andrew Garbarino Proxy Yes
  • Mike Garcia Nay
  • Bob Gibbs Nay
  • Carlos Gimenez Yea
  • Louie Gohmert Not Present
  • Tony Gonzales Nay
  • Anthony Gonzalez Yea
  • Bob Good Nay
  • Lance Gooden Nay
  • Paul Gosar Nay
  • Kay Granger Nay
  • Garret Graves Nay
  • Sam Graves Nay
  • Mark E. Green Nay
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene Nay
  • Morgan Griffith Nay
  • Glenn Grothman Nay
  • Michael Guest Nay
  • Brett Guthrie Nay
  • Jim Hagedorn Nay
  • Andy Harris Nay
  • Diana Harshbarger Nay
  • Vicky Hartzler Nay
  • Kevin Hern Nay
  • Yvette Herrell Nay
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Yea
  • Jody B. Hice Nay
  • Clay Higgins Nay
  • French Hill Nay
  • Ashley Hinson Nay
  • Trey Hollingsworth Nay
  • Richard Hudson Nay
  • Bill Huizenga Nay
  • Darrell Issa Nay
  • Ronny Jackson Nay
  • Chris Jacobs Yea
  • Bill Johnson Nay
  • Dusty Johnson Nay
  • Mike Johnson Nay
  • Jim Jordan Nay
  • David Joyce Yea
  • John Joyce Nay
  • John Katko Yea
  • Fred Keller Nay
  • Mike Kelly Nay
  • Trent Kelly Nay
  • Young Kim Nay
  • Adam Kinzinger Not Present
  • David Kustoff Nay
  • Darin LaHood Nay
  • Doug LaMalfa Yea
  • Doug Lamborn Nay
  • Bob Latta Nay
  • Jake LaTurner Nay
  • Debbie Lesko Nay
  • Billy Long Nay
  • Barry Loudermilk Nay
  • Frank D. Lucas Nay
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer Nay
  • Nancy Mace Nay
  • Nicole Malliotakis Nay
  • Tracey Mann Nay
  • Thomas Massie Nay
  • Brian Mast Nay
  • Kevin McCarthy Nay
  • Michael McCaul Nay
  • Lisa McClain Nay
  • Tom McClintock Nay
  • Patrick T. McHenry Not Present
  • David B. McKinley Nay
  • Peter Meijer Yea
  • Dan Meuser Nay
  • Carol Miller Nay
  • Mary Miller Nay
  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks Nay
  • John Moolenaar Nay
  • Alex X. Mooney Nay
  • Blake D. Moore Nay
  • Markwayne Mullin Nay
  • Greg Murphy Nay
  • Barry Moore Nay
  • Troy Nehls Nay
  • Dan Newhouse Yea
  • Ralph Norman Nay
  • Devin Nunes Yea
  • Jay Obernolte Nay
  • Burgess Owens Nay
  • Steven M. Palazzo Nay
  • Gary Palmer Nay
  • Greg Pence Nay
  • Scott Perry Nay
  • August Pfluger Nay
  • Bill Posey Nay
  • Tom Reed Yea
  • Guy Reschenthaler Nay
  • Tom Rice Nay
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers Proxy Yes
  • Harold Rogers Nay
  • Mike D. Rogers Nay
  • John W. Rose Nay
  • Matt Rosendale Nay
  • David Rouzer Nay
  • Chip Roy Nay
  • John Rutherford Nay
  • María Elvira Salazar Yea
  • Steve Scalise Nay
  • David Schweikert Nay
  • Austin Scott Nay
  • Pete Sessions Nay
  • Mike Simpson Yea
  • Adrian Smith Nay
  • Christopher H. Smith Yea
  • Jason Smith Nay
  • Lloyd K. Smucker Yea
  • Victoria Spartz Nay
  • Pete Stauber Nay
  • Michelle Steel Nay
  • Elise Stefanik Yea
  • Bryan Steil Nay
  • Greg Steube Nay
  • Chris Stewart Nay
  • Steve Stivers Nay
  • Van Taylor Nay
  • Claudia Tenney Yea
  • Glenn "GT" Thompson Yea
  • Tom Tiffany Nay
  • William R. Timmons IV Proxy No
  • Michael R. Turner Nay
  • Fred Upton Yea
  • David Valadao Yea
  • Jeff Van Drew Yea
  • Beth Van Duyne Nay
  • Ann Wagner Nay
  • Tim Walberg Nay
  • Jackie Walorski Nay
  • Michael Waltz Nay
  • Randy Weber Nay
  • Daniel Webster Nay
  • Brad Wenstrup Nay
  • Bruce Westerman Nay
  • Roger Williams Nay
  • Joe Wilson Not Present
  • Rob Wittman Nay
  • Steve Womack Nay
  • Don Young Not Present
  • Lee Zeldin Nay