Friday, November 30, 2012

Stem act house

  • House Passes Immigration Reform, STEM ACt May Head to Senate

    Next Slide Previous Slide. Washington, D.C. - In the first post-election effort to reform U.S. immigration policy, the House on Friday approved a Republican-sponsored measure, STEM Jobs Act, by a margin of 245 to 139. The vote fell primarily along ...

  • STEM legislation includes a deceptive ploy

    At first sight, the STEM Jobs Act sponsored and passed by House Republicans this week, seems like a good idea.

  • STEM Act Receives Official Opposition From White House

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Wednesday its opposition to the latest House Republican effort on immigration: a bill that would expand visas to certain holders of advanced degrees by eliminating another visa program entirely.

  • As STEM Act Vote Nears, Some Experts Dispute High Tech Worker Shortage

    As Republicans prepare to take the STEM Act to a House vote, the tech industry is applauding the move, but some academic experts are questioning whether it's needed.

  • House to vote on increasing advanced-degree visas

    In approving what is called the STEM Jobs Act on a 245-139 vote, Republicans who control the House were signaling Hispanic voters who abandoned them in the election that they're serious about fixing the flawed system.

  • GOP's STEM Act Family Provision Would Benefit Latinos Most, But Bill Seems ...

    The bill, called the STEM Jobs Act, is set to be debated and voted on in the House of Representatives by Friday.

  • House Republicans Hold News Conf. On STEM Jobs Act of 2012

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talk to ...

  • House to consider limited GOP immigration bill

    Megan Whittemore, spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., a key proponent of the STEM Act, said the bill is "family friendly, helping spouses and minor children who would otherwise be separated from their families for extended periods ...

  • House votes to offer advanced-degree visas

    For Republicans largely shunned by Hispanic voters in the November elections, the 245-139 vote for the STEM Jobs Act was a way of showing they have softened their hardline immigration policies and are ready to work for more comprehensive legislation.

  • Republicans stepping in own way on immigration

    House Republicans, with the help of a minority of Democrats, are expected to prevail Friday in passing the STEM Jobs Act, which would provide up to 55,000 green cards a year to those earning masters and doctoral degrees from U.S. schools in the fields ...

  • SEIU: STEM Jobs Act Unfairly Benefits Some at the Expense of Others

    Lamar Smith (R-TX) prepares to step down as House Judiciary Committee Chairman with a parting shot at immigrant communities by resurrecting a partisan special interest bill, the "STEM Jobs Act," that was defeated by the House earlier this year.

  • US House Could Vote on STEM Act This Week and Create 55000 Visas for ...

    According to ABC News Univision, the U.S. House of Representatives could reportedly be voting on the STEM Jobs Act on Friday. The bill, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is said to call for the creation of 55,000 additional green cards per ...

  • Obama, Silicon Valley at odds over immigration bill

    In a statement made on Wednesday, the White House said it opposes the STEM Jobs Act of 2012, a bit of legislation backed by Apple, Cisco, Oracle and Adobe that would make work visas available to foreign graduates of American universities who earn ...

  • White House opposes GOP STEM visa bill, as heat rises

    But the statement said the Obama administration wants a comprehensive bill that addresses the panoply of immigration issues, including "a pathway for undocumented workers.

  • CEA Applauds Passage of the STEM Jobs Act

    "We thank the House for passing the STEM Jobs Act. It is clearly in our national interest to not only attract the world's best and brightest to our universities but also to allow those who receive STEM graduate degrees to stay here and start companies ...

  • Obama opposes Silicon Valley firms on immigration reform

    Obama opposes Silicon Valley firms on immigration reform. White House announcement before congressional vote on STEM Jobs Act puts president in opposition to many of the Silicon Valley firms and executives who bankrolled his re-election campaign.

  • Immigration group pessimistic re: STEM Jobs Act

    Recently House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the "STEM Jobs Act of 2012." Under that legislation, foreign graduates with a degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from a U.S.

  • Labrador on piece-by-piece immigration reform: 'If we don't do it this way, it ...

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has his STEM jobs act up for a vote again in the House today, after it failed in a September House vote; he was interviewed by NPR's Renee Montagne about it this morning. The bill would replace the current diversity visa ...

  • Republicans renew push for anti-minority STEM bill

    On Friday, the House will again consider the Republican "STEM Jobs Act," which would provide green cards to foreign, advanced-degree graduates of U.S.

  • OVERNIGHT TECH: House set to approve tech visa bill

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and other GOP members are holding a press conference on the STEM Jobs Act following the vote. Cantor has been a strong advocate for the bill. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chief author of the measure, ...

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