The House and Senate Homeland Security bills provide different amounts of funding for the E-Verify program. The Senate measure includes a three-year extension for the program and $118.5 million, more than the White House requested. Meanwhile, the House measure would extend E-Verify by just two years and would proffer $112 million, the amount originally requested. Meanwhile, one lawmaker said he will introduce legislation requiring all government contractors to start using E-Verify to check the legal status of their workers immediately.

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