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Key Votes

S Amdt 2417 - U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Edward Kennedy, Sr. voted Nay (Tabling Vote) on this Amendment.

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Stage Details

Amendment - Amendment Tabled (Senate) (59-39) - (Key vote)

Title: U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that would require employers to seek U.S. citizens for employment before allowing H-1B visa holders to apply.

Note:

NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment

Sponsors

  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)

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