It failed by a vote of 1-17 after a 40-minute debate. Sessions cast the only “aye” vote.

The Judiciary panel subsequently adopted by voice vote an amendment sponsored by Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDem senators demand Trump explain ties to Koch brothers Overnight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes EPA inspector general to probe Pruitt's use of taxpayer-funded security detail on trips to Disneyland, Rose Bowl game MORE (D-R.I.) to create a complaint hotline for citizens wrongly displaced from their jobs by immigrant workers.

“It would require the Department of Labor to create a toll-free number and a site on its Web page for people who believe that they have been knocked out of their jobs by the wrongful hiring of immigrants to have a place where they can complain,” said Whitehouse.