Chaffetz Sponsored Immigration Bill Passes House of Representatives

Nov 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012), sponsored by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 389 to 15.

“I’m thrilled to see this pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-family legislation pass the House of Representatives,” said Chaffetz.  “I’m committed to fixing legal immigration and this bill is one part of that important process.  I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly pass this bipartisan legislation.”

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 11 House members, including House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (CA-16), received broad support as it proceeded through the legislative process.

###