Key Votes

S 2045 - American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Joe Biden, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joe Biden, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 106-313 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (96-1) - (Key vote)

Title: American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the annual cap on H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers, and for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Increases H-1B visa caps at 195,000 annually from 2000-2002.
  • Exempts from the H-1B visa limitation foreign workers who have received a graduate degree in the United States and work at a university, nonprofit research facility or governmental research facility.
  • Directs the additional revenue from visa fees to low-income scholarships and job training for American students and workers for highly skilled technological jobs.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Edmond Spencer Abraham (MI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Ashcroft (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert F. 'Bob' Bennett (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel D. 'Sam' Brownback (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Coverdell (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' DeWine (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Reid Edwards (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Slade Gorton (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Robert 'Bob' Graham (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William Phillip 'Phil' Gramm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney 'Rod' Grams (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. 'Chuck' Hagel (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jesse Helms (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph I. 'Joe' Lieberman (CT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Chester Trent Lott Sr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie Mack (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Nickles (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gordon Harold Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlen Specter (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George V. Voinovich (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John William Warner (VA - R) (Out Of Office)