TechNet Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Approving The SKILLS Act

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June 27, 2013

TechNet Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Approving The SKILLS Act

Calls the U.S. House bill a good step forward on high-skilled immigration

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today issued the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Supplying Knowledge Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act (H.R. 2131), “The SKILLS Act of 2013:”

“We appreciate the commitment of Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and the members of the House Judiciary Committee in addressing highly skilled immigration reform through the SKILLS Visa Act,” said Dan Turrentine, Vice President of Government Relations at TechNet. “We applaud the committee both for approving the bill and for the steps it took to improve the SKILLS Visa Act through the manager’s amendment earlier today.  We support this effort, and look forward to continuing our work with the Committee and members of both parties to further refine the bill, such as addressing the green card backlog, as it moves to the House floor.”

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