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H.R. 2849 (108th): USA Jobs Protection Act of 2003

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the H-1B and L-1 visa programs to prevent unintended United States job losses, to increase the monitoring and enforcement authority of the Secretary of Labor over such programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Nancy Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2003
Length: 14 pages
Jul 24, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


29 Cosponsors (22 Republicans, 7 Democrats)



Jul 24, 2003

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H.R. 2849 (108th) 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 H.R. 2849. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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