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S. 1723 (105th): American Competitiveness Act

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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to assist the United States to remain competitive by increasing the access of the United States firms and institutions of higher education to skilled personnel and by expanding educational and training opportunities for American students and workers.

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Sponsor and status

Spencer Abraham

Sponsor. Senator for Michigan. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 19, 1998
Length: 27 pages
Introduced
Mar 6, 1998
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on May 18, 1998 but was never passed by the House.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

21 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

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History

Mar 6, 1998
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 2, 1998
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 18, 1998
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

S. 1723 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1723. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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