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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
12/02/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7183-7187)
12/02/2020Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
07/10/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 365 - 65 (Roll no. 437).(text: CR H5323-5324)
02/07/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (19)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/03/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/02/2020SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7183-7187)
12/02/2020SenateS.Amdt.2690 Amendment SA 2690 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/02/2020SenateS.Amdt.2690 Amendment SA 2690 proposed by Senator Lee. (consideration: CR S7170; text: CR S7183-7187) In the nature of a substitute.
12/02/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7170)
12/02/2020SenateSenate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/17/2019SenateS.Amdt.939 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
07/11/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
07/10/2019-4:58pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/10/2019-4:58pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 365 - 65 (Roll no. 437). (text: CR H5323-5324)
07/10/2019-4:48pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5336)
07/10/2019-3:24pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
07/10/2019-2:51pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1044.
07/10/2019-2:51pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5323-5328)
07/10/2019-2:51pmHouseMs. Lofgren moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/18/2019HouseMotion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Ms. Lofgren.
03/22/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/07/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
02/07/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (311)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 02/07/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 02/07/2019
Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Guest, Michael [R-MS-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Riggleman, Denver [R-VA-5]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 02/07/2019
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 02/11/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 02/11/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 02/11/2019
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 02/11/2019
Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] 02/11/2019
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 02/11/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 02/11/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 02/11/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 02/11/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 02/11/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 02/11/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 02/13/2019
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 02/13/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 02/13/2019
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 02/13/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 02/13/2019
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 02/13/2019
Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] 02/13/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 02/13/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 02/13/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/13/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 02/19/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 02/19/2019
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 02/19/2019
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] 02/19/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 02/19/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 02/19/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 02/19/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 02/19/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 02/19/2019
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] 02/19/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 02/19/2019
Rep. McAdams, Ben [D-UT-4] 02/25/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 02/25/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 02/25/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 02/25/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 02/25/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 02/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 02/25/2019
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 02/25/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 02/25/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 02/25/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 02/25/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/25/2019
Rep. Armstrong, Kelly [R-ND-At Large] 02/25/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 02/25/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 02/26/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 02/26/2019
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 02/26/2019
Rep. Wright, Ron [R-TX-6] 02/26/2019
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 02/26/2019
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] 02/26/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 02/26/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 02/26/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 02/26/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 02/26/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 02/26/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 02/28/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 02/28/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 02/28/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 02/28/2019
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 02/28/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] 02/28/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 02/28/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 02/28/2019
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 02/28/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 02/28/2019
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 03/05/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 03/05/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 03/05/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 03/05/2019
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 03/05/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 03/05/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 03/05/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 03/05/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 03/05/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 03/05/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 03/08/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 03/08/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 03/08/2019
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 03/08/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 03/08/2019
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 03/08/2019
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 03/08/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 03/08/2019
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 03/08/2019
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 03/08/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 03/08/2019
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] 03/08/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 03/12/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 03/12/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 03/12/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 03/12/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 03/12/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 03/12/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 03/12/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 03/12/2019
Rep. Fulcher, Russ [R-ID-1] 03/12/2019
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 03/12/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 03/12/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 03/12/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 03/14/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 03/14/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 03/14/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 03/14/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 03/14/2019
Rep. Steil, Bryan [R-WI-1] 03/25/2019
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 03/25/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 03/25/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 03/25/2019
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 03/25/2019
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 03/25/2019
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 03/25/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 03/25/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 03/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 03/25/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 03/25/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 03/25/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 03/26/2019
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 03/26/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 03/26/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 03/26/2019
Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2] 03/26/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 03/27/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 03/27/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 04/01/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 04/02/2019
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 04/02/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 04/02/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 04/02/2019
Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6] 04/02/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 04/04/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 04/08/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 04/08/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 04/08/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 04/08/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 04/08/2019
Rep. Cline, Ben [R-VA-6] 04/09/2019
Rep. Baird, James R. [R-IN-4] 04/10/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 04/10/2019
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 04/29/2019
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 04/29/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 04/29/2019
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 04/29/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 04/29/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 04/29/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 04/29/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 05/02/2019
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 05/02/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 05/02/2019
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 05/02/2019
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/02/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/02/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 05/03/2019
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 05/09/2019
Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3] 05/09/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 05/09/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 05/09/2019
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 05/09/2019
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 05/09/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 05/14/2019
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 05/14/2019
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 05/14/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 05/14/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 05/14/2019
Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] 05/17/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 05/17/2019
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 05/17/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 05/21/2019
Rep. Spano, Ross [R-FL-15] 05/21/2019
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 05/21/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 05/21/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 05/23/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 05/23/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 05/23/2019
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 05/28/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 05/28/2019
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 05/28/2019
Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14] 06/04/2019
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] 06/10/2019
Rep. Hagedorn, Jim [R-MN-1] 06/12/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 06/12/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 06/14/2019
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 06/14/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 06/14/2019
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 06/14/2019
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 06/18/2019
Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] 06/19/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/19/2019
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 06/21/2019
Rep. Timmons, William R. IV [R-SC-4] 06/24/2019

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary02/07/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship03/22/2019 Referred to
Senate Judiciary07/11/2019 Referred to
12/02/2020 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House (07/10/2019)

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant visas. It also removes an offset that reduced the number of visas for individuals from China.

The bill also establishes transition rules for employment-based visas from FY2020-FY2022, by reserving a percentage of EB-2 (workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability), EB-3 (skilled and other workers), and EB-5 (investors) visas for individuals not from the two countries with the largest number of recipients of such visas. Of the unreserved visas, not more than 85% shall be allotted to immigrants from any single country.