Bill Text — Dec 4, 2012
This bill’s text for status Placed on Calendar in the Senate (Dec 4, 2012) is now available.
Sep 18, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 30, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.
Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district
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Last Updated: Dec 4, 2012
Length: 28 pages
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes.
Section2 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make up to 55,000 visas available in FY2014 and subsequent fiscal years to qualified immigrants who: (1) have a doctorate degree ... Read more >
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Failed in the House Under Suspension
Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 821 (112th).
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6429”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 6429 — 112th Congress: STEM Jobs Act of 2012. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr6429
“H.R. 6429 — 112th Congress: STEM Jobs Act of 2012.” www.GovTrack.us. 2012. October 8, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr6429>
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