S. 388 - Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009

Immigration, H-2B Visa, H.R. 1136, S. 388 - Immigration. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for three years after the date of enactment of this Act the annual cap exemption for returning H-2B aliens (temporary nonagricultural worker). Provides that such amendment shall: (1) take effect as if enacted on December 1, 2008; and (2) apply only to petitions with an approved start date… More
Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for three years after the date of enactment of this Act the annual cap exemption for returning H-2B aliens (temporary nonagricultural worker). Provides that such amendment shall: (1) take effect as if enacted on December 1, 2008; and (2) apply only to petitions with an approved start date in FY2009-FY2011. (By CRS) (by CRS) Hide
 
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Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009

S. 388 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Immigration, H-2B Visa, H.R. 1136, S. 388
Summary
Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for three years after the date of enactment of this Act the annual cap exemption for returning H-2B aliens (temporary nonagricultural worker). Provides that such amendment shall: (1) take effect as if enacted on December 1, 2008; and (2) apply only to petitions with an approved start date in FY2009-FY2011. (By CRS) (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to extend the termination date for the exemption of returning workers from the numerical limitations for temporary workers.
Other Titles
  • Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009
Sponsor
Barbara A. Mikulski
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Foreign labor
  • Visas and passports
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/05/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/05/2009
2/05/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1684-1685)
2/05/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $14,650 Against $0
  2. March - April 2005 For $43,140 Against $0
  3. May - June 2005 For $52,999 Against $0
  4. July - August 2005 For $24,516 Against $0
  5. September - October 2005 For $52,136 Against $0
  6. November - December 2005 For $35,300 Against $0
  7. January - February 2006 For $41,833 Against $0
  8. March - April 2006 For $96,334 Against $0
  9. May - June 2006 For $58,469 Against $0
  10. July - August 2006 For $66,458 Against $0
  11. September - October 2006 For $116,900 Against $0
  12. November - December 2006 For $39,050 Against $0
  13. January - February 2007 For $33,050 Against $0
  14. March - April 2007 For $45,225 Against $0
  15. May - June 2007 For $65,550 Against $0
  16. July - August 2007 For $74,716 Against $0
  17. September - October 2007 For $55,000 Against $0
  18. November - December 2007 For $88,150 Against $0
  19. January - February 2008 For $95,255 Against $0
  20. March - April 2008 For $100,900 Against $0
  21. May - June 2008 For $121,836 Against $0
  22. July - August 2008 For $68,909 Against $0
  23. September - October 2008 For $138,427 Against $0
  24. November - December 2008 For $25,615 Against $0
  25. January - February 2009 For $11,700 Against $0
  26. March - April 2009 For $36,550 Against $0
  27. May - June 2009 For $49,532 Against $0
  28. July - August 2009 For $34,332 Against $0
  29. September - October 2009 For $53,750 Against $0
  30. November - December 2009 For $29,950 Against $0
  31. January - February 2010 For $23,980 Against $0
  32. March - April 2010 For $55,060 Against $0
  33. May - June 2010 For $64,680 Against $0
  34. July - August 2010 For $25,911 Against $0
  35. September - October 2010 For $76,300 Against $0
  36. November - December 2010 For $10,333 Against $0

Votes

    5 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009

    5 organizations supported this bill

    American Horse Council
    The American Horse Council (n.d.). THE SAVE OUR SMALL AND SEASONAL BUSINESSES ACT OF 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2009, from .
    American Nursery & Landscape Association
    American Nursery & Landscape Association (2009, February 6). Congress Must Address Seasonal, Non-Ag Labor Crisis. Retrieved March 5, 2009, from .
    Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
    The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (n.d.). Senators Mikulski, Specter Introduce S.388: the Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act of 2009; FLY-IN Scheduled for February 25 . Retrieved March 4, 2009, from .
    Professional Landcare Network
    Professional Landcare Network (2009, February 0). H-2B. Retrieved March 5, 2009, from 2009 Quarterly Legislative Updates.
    Save Small Business
    Save Small Business (2009, February 19). Contact your Senators & Representatives by phone and fax to tell them you need H-2B Relief passed NOW. Retrieved March 5, 2009, from .

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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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$1,200$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,600$0
    John BarrassoRWY$28,250$0
    Max BaucusDMT$48,063$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$5,500$0
    Mark BegichDAK$2,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$38,739$0
    Bob BennettRUT$8,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$10,650$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,300$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,400$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$3,350$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$6,200$0
    Jim BunningRKY$750$0
    Richard BurrRNC$23,700$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$500$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$8,350$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$6,600$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$64,408$0
    Tom CoburnROK$5,950$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$15,700$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$17,250$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$13,400$0
    John CornynRTX$253,730$0
    Mike CrapoRID$21,300$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$4,250$0
    Chris DoddDCT$6,800$0
    Byron DorganDND$3,000$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$26,100$0
    John EnsignRNV$11,840$0
    Mike EnziRWY$21,165$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$3,750$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$33,364$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$14,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$69,536$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$23,450$0
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$17,500$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$30,464$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,700$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$111,250$0
    Jim InhofeROK$39,049$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$13,700$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$15,700$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$46,035$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$11,500$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$250$0
    John F. KerryDMA$1,250$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$14,750$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$67,470$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,550$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,500$0
    Carl LevinDMI$2,400$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$7,200$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$53,442$0
    Dick LugarRIN$10,000$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$5,950$0
    John McCainRAZ$28,275$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$5,650$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$53,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,250$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,300$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,400$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$6,300$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$12,800$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$41,500$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$31,748$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$16,315$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,600$0
    Harry ReidDNV$14,400$0
    Jim RischRID$42,350$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$60,636$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$18,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$8,550$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,300$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$4,500$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$25,250$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,982$0
    Jon TesterDMT$71,460$0
    John ThuneRSD$43,625$0
    Mark UdallDCO$47,800$0
    Tom UdallDNM$68,200$0
    David VitterRLA$14,750$0
    George VoinovichROH$3,250$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$15,650$0
    Jim WebbDVA$4,850$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,500$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$25,100$0
    Ron WydenDOR$5,400$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,200$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,600$0
    John BarrassoRWY$28,250$0
    Max BaucusDMT$48,063$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$5,500$0
    Mark BegichDAK$2,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$38,739$0
    Bob BennettRUT$8,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$10,650$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,300$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,400$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$3,350$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$6,200$0
    Jim BunningRKY$750$0
    Richard BurrRNC$23,700$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$500$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$8,350$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$6,600$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$64,408$0
    Tom CoburnROK$5,950$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$15,700$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$17,250$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$13,400$0
    John CornynRTX$253,730$0
    Mike CrapoRID$21,300$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$4,250$0
    Chris DoddDCT$6,800$0
    Byron DorganDND$3,000$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$26,100$0
    John EnsignRNV$11,840$0
    Mike EnziRWY$21,165$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$3,750$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$33,364$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$14,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$69,536$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$23,450$0
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$17,500$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$30,464$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,700$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$111,250$0
    Jim InhofeROK$39,049$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$13,700$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$15,700$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$46,035$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$11,500$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$250$0
    John F. KerryDMA$1,250$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$14,750$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$67,470$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$3,550$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$2,500$0
    Carl LevinDMI$2,400$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$7,200$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$53,442$0
    Dick LugarRIN$10,000$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$5,950$0
    John McCainRAZ$28,275$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$5,650$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$53,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,250$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$3,300$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,400$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$6,300$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$12,800$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$41,500$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$31,748$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$16,315$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,600$0
    Harry ReidDNV$14,400$0
    Jim RischRID$42,350$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$60,636$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$18,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$8,550$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$7,300$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$4,500$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$25,250$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$25,982$0
    Jon TesterDMT$71,460$0
    John ThuneRSD$43,625$0
    Mark UdallDCO$47,800$0
    Tom UdallDNM$68,200$0
    David VitterRLA$14,750$0
    George VoinovichROH$3,250$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$15,650$0
    Jim WebbDVA$4,850$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,500$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$25,100$0
    Ron WydenDOR$5,400$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Livestock$1,689,090
    Florists & Nursery Services$337,406

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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