All Information (Except Text) for S.135 - Prioritizing Help to Businesses Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 01/15/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|01/15/2019||Introduced in Senate|
01/15/2019 Introduced in Senate
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|01/15/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]||01/31/2019|
|Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]||02/13/2019|
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|Senate Judiciary||01/15/2019||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (01/15/2019)
Prioritizing Help to Businesses Act
This bill authorizes additional H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers in states with relatively low unemployment. Currently, such visas are capped nationally at 66,000 a year.
For positions in states that had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5% or lower in three of the five most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly reports issued in the previous fiscal year, a certain number of H-2B visas may be issued that don't count against the 66,000 per year cap. For such exempted H-2B visas, a state may receive each year no more than 125% of the number of visas for aliens working in the state in the last completed fiscal year or 2,500, whichever is less.