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S. 1038 - Agjobs Act of 2009

farmworkers, immigration, immigration rights, agricultural jobs, job opportunites, immigrant benefits, immigrant security - Immigration. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Agjobs Act of 2009

S. 1038 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
farmworkers, immigration, immigration rights, agricultural jobs, job opportunites, immigrant benefits, immigrant security
Summary
A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • AgJOBS Act of 2009
  • Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2009
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Foreign labor
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
  • Travel and tourism
  • Visas and passports
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Major Actions
Introduced5/14/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/14/2009
5/14/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
5/14/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S5504-5506, S5517-5520)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

22 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Agjobs Act of 2009

22 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Worker Freedom
Johnson, Brian M. (2009, May 12). Letter to Senator Feinstein. Retrieved August 3, 2010, from Save US Farms.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
AILA (2010, May 26). AgJOBS Reintroduced in the House and Senate. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from AILA.
American Nursery & Landscape Association
ANLA (n.d.). AgJOBS, H.R.2414 and S.1038: . Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Key Nursery and Landscape Issues.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
Matthew Sheaff (2009, May 14). AFOP Applauds Introduction of the Agricultural Jobs Opportunities, Benefits, and Security. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs .
Change.org
Stevens, Jean (n.d.). Tell Congress: Pass AgJOBS now!. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Change.org.
Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Justice (n.d.). AgJOBS & Immigration Legislation. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Farmworker Justice.
Farmworkers Self-help, Inc.
James Brown (2009, May 14). AgJobs is back. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Farmworkers Self-Help, Inc..
Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together
Cristina Sosa Noriega (2009, May 19). New AgJOBS Bill is a Step Towards Reform - Bill would provide a reliable workforce for struggling American farmers. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together.
National Association of American Wineries
National Association of American Winemakers & Winegrape Growers of America (n.d.). The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Wine and Grape Policy Conference.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Mann, Amy (2009, May 31). LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO ADDRESS AGRICULTURE LABOR SHORTAGES. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from NASDA.
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (n.d.). NCFC Praises Introduction of Legislation to Address Ag Labor Needs . Retrieved February 9, 2010, from National Council of Farmer Cooperatives .
National Council of La Raza
National Council of La Raza (n.d.). Immigrant Farmworker Legislation (AgJOBS). Retrieved February 4, 2010, from National Council of La Raza.
National Farm Worker Ministry
National Farm Worker Ministry (n.d.). Ag Jobs Update. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from http://www.nfwm.org/category/map/campaigns/agjobs.
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Forum (n.d.). AgJOBS in the 111th Congress. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from National Immigration Forum.
NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants
NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants (2009, August 26). Support AGJOBS. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (n.d.). AgJobs Justice for Farm Workers and Labor Supply for Growers. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Presbyterian Church, U.S.A..
U.S. Apple Association
U.S. Apple Association (2009, May 1). Apple Industry Applauds Introduction of 2009 AgJOBS Bill, Seeks Realistic and Effective Solution. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from U.S. Apple Association.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, Bruce R. (2009, May 14). To the Members of the United States Senate. Retrieved August 3, 2010, from Save US Farms.
United Farm Workers
United Farm Workers of America (2010, May 11). Sign the AgJOBS Pledge. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from United Farm Workers of America.
United Fresh Produce Association
United Fresh Produce Association (n.d.). AgJOBS Legislation. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from United Fresh Produce Association.
WineAmerica
WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America (n.d.). POSITION PAPER The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from WineAmerica.
Winegrape Growers of America
National Association of American Winemakers & Winegrape Growers of America (n.d.). The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Wine and Grape Policy Conference.

2 organizations opposed this bill

Heritage Foundation
McNeill, Jena Baker (2009, June 30). Ag JOBs Amnesty: The Wrong Way to Help American Agriculture. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from The Heritage Foundation.
Population-Environment Balance
Population-Enviroment Balance (n.d.). AGJOBS & DREAM Act Amnesty Bills Threaten Again – . Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Population-Enviroment Balance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$38,030$10
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$40,744$24,450
John BarrassoRWY$14,550$14,550
Max BaucusDMT$164,207$18,700
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$42,091$500
Mark BegichDAK$123,747$78,449
Michael F. BennetDCO$176,367$166,211
Bob BennettRUT$9,000$7,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$36,399$10,451
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$547,391$259,622
Sherrod BrownDOH$211,600$61,400
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,500
Jim BunningRKY$28,615$3,250
Richard BurrRNC$83,414$70,950
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$160,895$250
Maria CantwellDWA$90,505$35,825
Ben CardinDMD$123,500$42,891
Tom CarperDDE$50,339$2,800
Bob CaseyDPA$311,951$64,063
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$200,672$364,948
Tom CoburnROK$4,387$100,093
William Thad CochranRMS$40,376$9,600
Susan M. CollinsRME$43,488$82,150
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$100,161$0
Bob CorkerRTN$67,417$76,015
John CornynRTX$103,994$148,990
Mike CrapoRID$25,833$3,000
Jim DeMintRSC$18,400$299,720
Chris DoddDCT$42,650$7,100
Byron DorganDND$35,550$3,250
Dick DurbinDIL$178,000$24,460
John EnsignRNV$21,498$9,935
Mike EnziRWY$11,894$8,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$350,099$96,291
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$333,503$24,350
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$404,187$69,509
Lindsey GrahamRSC$104,758$24,108
Chuck GrassleyRIA$52,330$40,150
Judd GreggRNH$500$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$264,398$60,214
Tom HarkinDIA$200,187$12,065
Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,036$17,700
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$45,996$75,963
Jim InhofeROK$25,293$65,225
Dan InouyeDHI$33,299$4,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,900$38,100
Mike JohannsRNE$53,150$20,246
Tim JohnsonDSD$90,204$10,050
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$126,225$9,620
John F. KerryDMA$53,429$5,120
Amy KlobucharDMN$151,503$63,300
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$40
Jon KylRAZ$79,809$308,642
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$97,020$2,416
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$43,250$22,403
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$83,200$24,450
Carl LevinDMI$119,524$22,145
Joe LiebermanICT$154,906$48,250
Blanche LincolnDAR$267,221$0
Dick LugarRIN$41,850$7,200
Mel MartinezRFL$33,050$12,575
John McCainRAZ$61,289$169,893
Claire McCaskillDMO$171,626$53,260
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$235,858$231,958
Bob MenéndezDNJ$164,295$35,750
Jeff MerkleyDOR$260,871$94,557
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,350$9,550
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,550$10,850
Patty MurrayDWA$208,468$100,928
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$104,382$3,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$293,482$77,245
Mark L. PryorDAR$43,900$1,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$11,050$7,960
Harry ReidDNV$272,177$153,489
Jim RischRID$30,197$182,506
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$43,369$102,899
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$35,520$35,000
Bernie SandersIVT$229,146$31,700
Chuck SchumerDNY$145,678$48,100
Jeff SessionsRAL$35,594$57,970
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$239,924$92,417
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$20,025$4,750
Olympia J. SnoweRME$17,386$40,689
Arlen SpecterDPA$157,220$28,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$190,209$24,810
Jon TesterDMT$196,073$115,977
John ThuneRSD$46,506$213,293
Mark UdallDCO$321,668$321,965
Tom UdallDNM$183,572$144,098
David VitterRLA$51,163$234,751
George VoinovichROH$10,050$12,050
Mark R. WarnerDVA$204,678$9,133
Jim WebbDVA$163,418$49,850
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$90,154$57,610
Roger F. WickerRMS$72,500$64,475
Ron WydenDOR$50,820$10,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$38,030$10
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$40,744$24,450
John BarrassoRWY$14,550$14,550
Max BaucusDMT$164,207$18,700
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$42,091$500
Mark BegichDAK$123,747$78,449
Michael F. BennetDCO$176,367$166,211
Bob BennettRUT$9,000$7,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$36,399$10,451
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$547,391$259,622
Sherrod BrownDOH$211,600$61,400
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,500
Jim BunningRKY$28,615$3,250
Richard BurrRNC$83,414$70,950
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$160,895$250
Maria CantwellDWA$90,505$35,825
Ben CardinDMD$123,500$42,891
Tom CarperDDE$50,339$2,800
Bob CaseyDPA$311,951$64,063
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$200,672$364,948
Tom CoburnROK$4,387$100,093
William Thad CochranRMS$40,376$9,600
Susan M. CollinsRME$43,488$82,150
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$100,161$0
Bob CorkerRTN$67,417$76,015
John CornynRTX$103,994$148,990
Mike CrapoRID$25,833$3,000
Jim DeMintRSC$18,400$299,720
Chris DoddDCT$42,650$7,100
Byron DorganDND$35,550$3,250
Dick DurbinDIL$178,000$24,460
John EnsignRNV$21,498$9,935
Mike EnziRWY$11,894$8,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$350,099$96,291
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$333,503$24,350
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$404,187$69,509
Lindsey GrahamRSC$104,758$24,108
Chuck GrassleyRIA$52,330$40,150
Judd GreggRNH$500$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$264,398$60,214
Tom HarkinDIA$200,187$12,065
Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,036$17,700
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$45,996$75,963
Jim InhofeROK$25,293$65,225
Dan InouyeDHI$33,299$4,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$33,900$38,100
Mike JohannsRNE$53,150$20,246
Tim JohnsonDSD$90,204$10,050
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$126,225$9,620
John F. KerryDMA$53,429$5,120
Amy KlobucharDMN$151,503$63,300
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$40
Jon KylRAZ$79,809$308,642
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$97,020$2,416
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$43,250$22,403
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$83,200$24,450
Carl LevinDMI$119,524$22,145
Joe LiebermanICT$154,906$48,250
Blanche LincolnDAR$267,221$0
Dick LugarRIN$41,850$7,200
Mel MartinezRFL$33,050$12,575
John McCainRAZ$61,289$169,893
Claire McCaskillDMO$171,626$53,260
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$235,858$231,958
Bob MenéndezDNJ$164,295$35,750
Jeff MerkleyDOR$260,871$94,557
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$19,350$9,550
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,550$10,850
Patty MurrayDWA$208,468$100,928
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$104,382$3,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$293,482$77,245
Mark L. PryorDAR$43,900$1,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$11,050$7,960
Harry ReidDNV$272,177$153,489
Jim RischRID$30,197$182,506
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$43,369$102,899
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$35,520$35,000
Bernie SandersIVT$229,146$31,700
Chuck SchumerDNY$145,678$48,100
Jeff SessionsRAL$35,594$57,970
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$239,924$92,417
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$20,025$4,750
Olympia J. SnoweRME$17,386$40,689
Arlen SpecterDPA$157,220$28,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$190,209$24,810
Jon TesterDMT$196,073$115,977
John ThuneRSD$46,506$213,293
Mark UdallDCO$321,668$321,965
Tom UdallDNM$183,572$144,098
David VitterRLA$51,163$234,751
George VoinovichROH$10,050$12,050
Mark R. WarnerDVA$204,678$9,133
Jim WebbDVA$163,418$49,850
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$90,154$57,610
Roger F. WickerRMS$72,500$64,475
Ron WydenDOR$50,820$10,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$5,121,726
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,226,990
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,063,718
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$868,060
Food wholesalers$738,949
Farm organizations & cooperatives$372,663
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,510
Florists & Nursery Services$337,406
Chambers of commerce$222,314
Agriculture$193,827
Public official (elected or appointed)$179,321
Labor, anti-union$57,987
Human Rights$42,250
Farm bureaus$28,167
Agricultural labor unions$13,000

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$3,063,761
Environmental policy$2,853,637
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