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Sen. Cotton Speaks Out Against H-2B Increase in Spending Bill

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor last week shortly before the chamber voted on the omnibus spending bill that more than doubled the number H-2B visas that can be issued for the remainder of the fiscal year. Sen. Cotton, who has introduced legislation that would cut permanent, legal immigration in half, said that Congress ignored the lessons of the 2016 election and is out of touch with the American people.

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Sens. Grassley & Feinstein Speak Out Against H-2B Increases

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Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a joint statement yesterday afternoon critical of the H-2B visa increase that appropriators slipped into the omnibus spending bill. Congressional Leaders and Appropriators released the massive spending bill on Sunday night that will fund the government through the end of September. Congress is expected to vote on the bill later this week.

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