All Information (Except Text) for S.2839 - Global Competitiveness Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 04/10/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/10/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Global Competitiveness Act of 2008
Actions Overview (1)
|04/10/2008||Introduced in Senate|
04/10/2008 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|04/10/2008||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
04/10/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Sen. Gregg, Judd [R-NH]*||04/10/2008|
|Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [ID-CT]*||04/10/2008|
|Sen. Hagel, Chuck [R-NE]*||04/10/2008|
|Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]||04/15/2008|
|Sen. Sununu, John E. [R-NH]||04/15/2008|
|Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]||05/07/2008|
|Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]||07/28/2008|
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|Senate Judiciary||04/10/2008||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative fees
- Admission of nonimmigrants
- Agricultural labor
- Alien labor
- Education of the disadvantaged
- Elementary and secondary education
- Employers' liability
- Federal aid to education
- Gifted children
- Governmental investigations
- Higher education
- Medical personnel
- Physical therapy
- Recruiting of employees
- Transfer of employees
- Whistle blowing
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (04/10/2008)
Global Competitiveness Act of 2008 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the annual cap exemption for returning H-2B aliens (temporary nonagricultural workers).
Revises H-1B nonimmigrant visa (specialty occupation) provisions regarding: (1) recapture of unused visas (including a recapture fee); (2) visa increases and increases for exemptions from numerical limitations for aliens with higher education degrees; (3) increased employer petition fees; (4) employer restrictions on outsourcing, advertising, and hiring; and (5) enforcement, information sharing, and labor application penalty increases.
Amends the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 regarding: (1) recapture of unused employment-based immigrant visas and redistribution to specified employment categories, including nurses and physical therapists; and (2) a recapture fee (with an exemption for certain health care facilities).
Increases the annual limit for National Science Foundation low-income scholarships.
Revises L-visa (intracompany transfer) provisions regarding: (1) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to investigate employer fraud; (2) whistleblower protections; and (3) limitations on approval of start-up company petitions.
Authorizes (with a supplemental fee) early status adjustment filing for certain employment-based immigrants.
Obligates funds from the H-1B Nonimmigrant Petitioner Account for programs under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001.
Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1966 to extend the E-Verify program.