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H.R.1227: STAPLE Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Erik Paulsen, R-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 5 (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s From Leaving the Economy Act of 2013 or the STAPLE Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt from: (1) direct numerical limitations aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from a U.S. institution of higher education and who have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer in a field related to such degree; and (2) H-1B visa (specialty occupation) numerical limitations aliens who have a U.S. STEM Ph.D. and with respect to whom the petitioning employer requires such an education.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
March 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.