H.R. 6429 - STEM Jobs Act of 2012

Immigration. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on November 30, 2012 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on November 30, 2012.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 245 voted NO: 139
49 voted present/not voting

STEM Jobs Act of 2012

H.R. 6429 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • STEM Jobs Act of 2012
  • STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Sponsor
Lamar Smith
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Area studies and international education
  • Canada
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Labor
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Foreign labor
  • Government corporations and government-sponsored enterprises
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Higher education
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Science and engineering education
  • User charges and fees
  • Visas and passports
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Major Actions
Introduced9/18/2012
Referred to Committee
Failed passage in House9/20/2012
Passed House11/30/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.R. 6429 (112th): STEM Jobs Act of 20129/20/2012This bill DID NOT PASS the House
257 voted YES 158 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 6429 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes11/30/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the House
157 voted YES 231 voted NO 45 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 6429 (112th): STEM Jobs Act of 201211/30/2012This bill PASSED the House
245 voted YES 139 voted NO 49 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/18/2012
9/18/2012Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
9/20/2012Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
9/20/2012Considered under suspension of the rules.
9/20/2012DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6429.
9/20/2012At 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.
9/20/2012Considered as unfinished business.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/20/2012H.R. 6429 (112th): STEM Jobs Act of 2012
11/28/2012Rules 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.
11/29/2012Rule H. Res. 821 passed House.
11/30/2012Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 821.
11/30/2012Rule 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.
11/30/2012DEBATE - The House proceeded with ninety minutes of debate on H.R. 6429.
11/30/2012DEBATE - The House continued with further debate on H.R. 6429.
11/30/2012The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11/30/2012Ms. Lofgren, Zoe moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
11/30/2012DEBATE - 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.
11/30/2012The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11/30/2012Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote11/30/2012On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 6429 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage11/30/2012H.R. 6429 (112th): STEM Jobs Act of 2012
12/03/2012Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar12/04/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 559.
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