US HB6788 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 45-18)
Status: Introduced on May 8 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-05-08 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act This bill makes previously unused immigrant visas available to nurses and physicians who petition for such a visa before the date that is 90 days after the end of the declared national emergency relating to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak. The number of visas available shall be the total number of unused employment-based immigrant visas from FY1992-FY2020, up to 40,000. Of such visas, 25,000 shall be reserved for nurses and 15,000 for physicians. Certain family members may accompany the principal beneficiary of a visa provided under this bill, and visas for such family members shall (1) be made available from the unused visas from FY1992-FY2020, and (2) not be counted against the 40,000 cap. Visas provided under this bill shall be exempt from per-country limitations.

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Title

Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

Sponsors

Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]
Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]
Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI]Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT]Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN]
Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]
Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Greg Murphy [R-NC]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]
Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]
Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. David Roe [R-TN]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Billy Long [R-MO]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-05-08HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2020-05-08HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB3599 (Same As) 2020-05-05 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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