H.R.6429: STEM Jobs Act of 2012

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68 (1 Democrat, 67 Republicans)

Bill Summary

STEM Jobs Act of 2012 - (Sec. 2) 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 in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM degree) from a U.S. doctoral institution of higher education; and (2) have taken all doctoral courses in a STEM field, including all courses taken by correspondence or by...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6429.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 257 - 158 (Roll no. 590).
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 821 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6429 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 112-34, as modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted. The resolution provides suspension authority on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
Rule H. Res. 821 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 821.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6429 with 1 hour and 30 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 112-34, as modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted. The resolution provides suspension authority on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ninety minutes of debate on H.R. 6429.
DEBATE - The House continued with further debate on H.R. 6429.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Ms. Lofgren, Zoe moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to provide immigrant visas for certain advanced STEM graduates.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 157 - 231 (Roll no. 612).
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 139 (Roll no. 613).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 559.
Sept. 18, 2012

Introduced in the House by Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

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