H.R. 2131: The "SKILLS Visa Act"
Bill: H.R. 2131, the “SKILLS” Visa Act | Read the text of the bill.
FAIR’s Analysis: H.R. 2131, also known as the SKILLS Visa Act, is a bill focusing on the high-skilled immigrant worker programs, laying out new provisions to increase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, H-1B visas, and repealing the employment-based per-country cap.
Sponsor: Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R-CA-49)
Description: H.R. 2131 would, “amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enhance American competitiveness through the encouragement of high-skilled immigration, and for other purposes according to Rep. Issa’s website.
Current Status: Passed out of the House Judiciary Committee 20-14 on June 28, 2013.