The House will consider a bill to direct visas to foreign graduates of American universities with doctorate or masterís degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. The measure would abolish a diversity lottery program and redirect those 55,000 visas to highly skilled immigrants.
The Senate is expected to resume consideration of amendments to the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill.
A House Science, Space and Technology panel meets to consider research and development for U.S. energy.
Convenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business.
First and last votes expected: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
HR 6429ó Directing more visas to highly skilled immigrants
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.