Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) released the following joint statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 247-174. Crapo and Bennet will introduce companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
“We applaud our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives -- on both sides of the aisle -- for their work on this crucial legislation to make much-needed reforms to our immigration system for our producers and farmworkers. House passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act is an important step toward bringing certainty to our country’s agriculture industry and the hard-working producers and farmworkers who have sustained the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will work together to introduce companion legislation in the U.S. Senate that appropriately addresses the needs of both the industry and the farmworkers that uphold it.”