H.R. 6228 - To provide a one-year extension of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, with certain modifications and exceptions, to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
Rule information will be posted here following the Committee on Rules' hearing on H.R. 6228.
|1||Version 1||Flake, Jeff (AZ)||Republican||Would prevent the direct payment program from being extended for another year.||Submitted|
|2||Version 1||Garamendi (CA)||Democrat||Would direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to confer "blue card status" upon an alien who: (1) has has fulfilled specified periods of agricultural employment in the United States; (2) applied for such status during the 18-month application period beginning on the first day of the seventh month that begins after the date of enactment of this Act; (3) is otherwise admissible to the United States; and (4) has not been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor, an element of which involves bodily injury, threat of serious bodily injury, or harm to property in excess of $500. Would limit the number of blue cards that may be issued during the five-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. Would direct the Secretary to adjust a blue card alien (and spouse and minor children) to permanent resident status if the alien has fulfilled specified periods of agricultural employment. Would amend the Social Security Act to exempt blue card aliens from prosecution for social security-related identity or payment false statements if such conduct occurred prior to the granting of blue card status. Would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise H-2A visa (agricultural labor or temporary or seasonal services) provisions.||Submitted|
|4||Version 1||Welch (VT), Simpson (ID), Courtney (CT), Owens (NY)||Bi-Partisan||Would add the dairy section from the House Agriculture Committee passed farm bill into the one year extension.||Submitted|
|3||Version 1||Whitfield (KY)||Republican||Would amend the original Horse Protection Act of 1970 to provide additional protections to prohibit the soring of horses, which the 1970 law sought to ban.||Submitted|