Senate Bill 3157
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-210 on Oct 17, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 3, 2021
Latest Action
Oct 17, 2022
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3157
Congress
117
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
Passed
June 23, 2022
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S3148-3149)
Summary

Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act

This bill requires the Department of Labor to submit to Congress a study on the factors affecting employment opportunities for certain individuals with professional credentials obtained in a non-U.S. country, specifically individuals who are lawfully present noncitizens or naturalized U.S. citizens. The study shall include policy recommendations for better enabling such individuals to obtain skill-appropriate employment in the United States.

Text (3)
Actions (20)
10/17/2022
Became Public Law No: 117-210.
10/17/2022
Signed by President.
10/17/2022
Presented to President.
09/19/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/19/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 52 (Roll no. 439). (text: CR H7912)
09/19/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 52 (Roll no. 439).(text: CR H7912)
09/19/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7945-7946)
09/19/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/19/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3157.
09/19/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7912-7914)
09/19/2022
Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
07/12/2022
Held at the desk.
07/12/2022
Received in the House.
07/11/2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/23/2022
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3148-3149)
06/23/2022
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S3148-3149)
06/23/2022
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3148-3149)
06/23/2022
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
11/03/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
11/03/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Nov 4, 2021 4:27:15 AM
Record Updated
Oct 24, 2022 5:39:10 PM