The House will consider a bill to direct visas to foreign graduates of American universities with doctorate or master’s 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 6429— Directing more visas to highly skilled immigrants
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.