All Information (Except Text) for S.1877 - Startup Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 09/27/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Actions Overview (1)
|09/27/2017||Introduced in Senate|
09/27/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|09/27/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
09/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]*||09/27/2017|
|Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]*||09/27/2017|
|Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]*||09/27/2017|
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|Senate Judiciary||09/27/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Advanced technology and technological innovations
- Business investment and capital
- Census and government statistics
- Citizenship and naturalization
- Congressional oversight
- Economic development
- Economic performance and conditions
- Employee hiring
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Foreign labor
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Higher education
- Immigration status and procedures
- Research administration and funding
- Research and development
- Science and engineering education
- Small business
- State and local government operations
- Teaching, teachers, curricula
- Technology transfer and commercialization
- Urban and suburban affairs and development
- Visas and passports
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (09/27/2017)
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust to conditional permanent resident status up to 50,000 aliens who have earned a master's or doctorate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field and permit such an alien to remain in the United States: (1) for up to one year after the expiration of the alien's student visa if the alien is searching for STEM field employment, and (2) indefinitely if the alien remains actively engaged in a STEM field.
DHS may issue conditional immigrant visas to up to 75,000 qualified alien entrepreneurs.
The per-country numerical limitation for employment-based visas is removed, and the limitation for family-based immigrants is increased.
The Department of Commerce shall: (1) award grants to institutions of higher education to improve the commercialization and transfer of technology, (2) compile information on state laws that affect new business growth, and (3) compile information on new business formation.
The Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 is amended to eliminate the status adjustment reduction of annual Chinese immigrant visas.
The Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 is amended to revise the regional innovation program.
A federal or independent regulatory agency, before issuing a notice of rulemaking in connection with the issuance of a significant rule (generally, a rule that is likely to have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more), shall complete: (1) a review that analyzes the problem that the rule intends to address and its expected impact on state, local, and tribal governments and new businesses; and (2) a cost-benefit analysis.