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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

12-HR6412 on Sep 14, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Attracting the Best and Brightest Act
Source: HR6412/S3553
  • Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make up to 50,000 visas available to qualified immigrants who:
    1. possess a graduate degree at the level of master's or higher in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM degree) from a qualifying U.S. research institution of higher education;
    2. have an employment offer from a U.S. employer in a field related to such degree;
    3. are the subject of an approved labor certification; and
    4. will receive a wage for such employment that is at least the actual wage paid by the employer to all other individuals with similar experience and qualifications.
  • Makes unused STEM visas available for other employment-based visa categories.
  • Makes available on the DHS website information regarding foreign STEM employers, the number of aliens granted STEM status, and their occupations.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Sponsored allowing more visas for STEM college graduates (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Allow more visas for STEM college graduates (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 12-HR6412

Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)Sep 20, 2012
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon DemocratSep 19, 2012
Suzanne Bonamici s2oOregon DemocratSep 20, 2012
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Sep 19, 2012
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida DemocratSep 19, 2012
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York DemocratOct 26, 2012
Gerry Connolly s2oVirginia DemocratSep 20, 2012
John Conyers s2oMichigan DemocratSep 14, 2012
Chris Coons s2oDE Democratic Jr SenatorSep 19, 2012
Dave Curson s2oMichigan DemocratDec 4, 2012
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Diana DeGette s2oColorado DemocratSep 20, 2012
Lloyd Doggett s2oTexas DemocratSep 19, 2012
Mike Doyle s2oPennsylvania DemocratSep 19, 2012
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)Sep 19, 2012
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)Sep 14, 2012
Al Green s2oTexas DemocratOct 26, 2012
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona DemocratSep 19, 2012
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois DemocratSep 14, 2012
Janice Hahn s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Colleen Hanabusa s2oHawaii DemocratSep 20, 2012
Jim Himes s2oConnecticut DemocratSep 20, 2012
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas DemocratSep 14, 2012
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey DemocratSep 19, 2012
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
Steve Israel s2oNew York DemocratSep 19, 2012
Ron Kind s2oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Oct 26, 2012
James Langevin s2oRhode Island DemocratSep 20, 2012
Rick Larsen s2oWashington DemocratSep 19, 2012
John Larson s2oConnecticut DemocratOct 26, 2012
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
John Lewis s2oGeorgia DemocratSep 20, 2012
Zoe Lofgren s1pCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
Nita Lowey s2oNew York DemocratSep 19, 2012
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota DemocratSep 19, 2012
Jim McDermott s2oWashington DemocratSep 19, 2012
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts DemocratSep 19, 2012
George Miller s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
James Moran s2oVirginia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesSep 20, 2012
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia DemocratSep 20, 2012
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)Sep 19, 2012
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado DemocratOct 26, 2012
Jared Polis s2oColorado DemocratSep 19, 2012
David Eugene Price s2oNorth Carolina DemocratSep 20, 2012
Mike Quigley s2oIllinois DemocratSep 20, 2012
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas DemocratSep 19, 2012
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 14, 2012
Linda Sanchez s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Kurt Schrader s2oOregon DemocratOct 26, 2012
Charles Schumer s1pNY Democratic Sr SenatorSep 19, 2012
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York DemocratSep 20, 2012
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2012
Mike Thompson s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 20, 2012
Niki Tsongas s2oMassachusetts DemocratSep 20, 2012
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland DemocratDec 4, 2012
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 20, 2012
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney generalSep 19, 2012



Republicans participating in 12-HR6412



Independents participating in 12-HR6412



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 64
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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