H.R.4467: BRAIN Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Michael E. Capuano, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 10, 2014
Latest Major Action June 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Best Return on America's Investment Now Act or BRAIN Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make up to 10% of the worldwide employment-based immigration level available to qualified immigrants who: (1) hold 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 distance education, while physically present in the United States.

Reduces the number of immigrant visas available to skilled workers, professionals, and other workers.

Revises the computation of the total number of immigrant visas that may be made available to natives of any single foreign state or dependent area in a fiscal year.

States that: (1) the permanent priority date for any employment-based petition shall be the date on which the petition is filed with Secretary of Homeland Secu...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.