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 WhitehouseGorsuch is restoring lost faith in government Overnight Cybersecurity: New questions for House Intel chair over WH visit | Cyber war debate heats up | Firm finds security flaws in 'panic buttons' The Hill's 12:30 Report 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.