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August 03, 2007

Heading into August Recess Congress Tackles Appropriations; Immigration Amendments Possible

As Congress heads into recess at the end of the week, both chambers are busy considering appropriations and authorization legislation before the month-long August break.

The House of Representatives will consider two appropriations bills this week: FY 2008 Agriculture Appropriations (H.R. 3161), and FY 2008 Defense Appropriations (H.R. 3222). These must-pass bills could provide restrictionist lawmakers with opportunities to attach riders on employment verification or other enforcement-focused measures.

Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) warned today that a Saturday session of the House might be necessary to wrap-up work before the recess.

The Senate, meanwhile, will attempt to wrap up its work on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S. 1893 substituted for H.R. 976), and with other measures that might surface before the end of the week. Please stay tuned to www.aila.org for more information as it becomes available.

Posted by VisaLawyer at August 3, 2007 03:02 PM


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