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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant".


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
11/15/2017Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/15/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/13/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/03/2017 Referred to
11/15/2017 Markup by
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security01/13/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (6)

  • Employee hiring
  • Foreign labor
  • Inflation and prices
  • Visas and passports
  • Wages and earnings

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant" to eliminate the masters or higher degree requirement and raise the annual salary threshold requirement from $60,000 to $100,000.

(An exempt H-1B nonimmigrant is a nonimmigrant H-1B [specialty occupation] worker meeting certain criteria whom an H-1B dependent employer may hire without having to satisfy certain otherwise applicable H-1B hiring criteria. An H-1B dependent employer is generally one whose H-1B workers comprise 15% or more of the employer's total workforce, with different thresholds applying to smaller employers.)

The bill requires an inflation adjustment to the salary threshold every third fiscal year.