H.R. 2131 (113th): SKILLS Visa Act


May 23, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 27, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Darrell Issa

Representative for California's 49th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014
Length: 102 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enhance American competitiveness through the encouragement of high-skilled immigration, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/23/2013--Introduced.Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act or SKILLS Visa Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to set worldwide employment-based immigration levels at: (1) 140,000 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 23, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 27, 2013
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2131”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (22R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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