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S. 3157: Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act


A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study of the factors affecting employment opportunities for immigrants and refugees with professional credentials obtained in foreign countries.

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Nov 3, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2022.

Law
Pub.L. 117-210
Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

The Weekly Wrap-up
    — Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA7] on Sep 23, 2022

the daily leader: monday, september 19, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 18, 2022

the weekly leader: friday, september 16, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 16, 2022

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 3157 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6715: Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act

Introduced on Feb 11, 2022. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Nov 3, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Jun 23, 2022
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 16, 2022
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Sep 16, 2022
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 19, 2022
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 17, 2022
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3157 is 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. 3157. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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