Senate Bill 3599
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 5, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 5, 2020
Latest Action
May 5, 2020
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
3599
Congress
116
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.
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Summary

Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

This bill makes previously unused immigrant visas available to nurses and physicians who petition for such a visa before the date that is 90 days after the end of the declared national emergency relating to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak.

The number of visas available shall be the total number of unused employment-based immigrant visas from FY1992-FY2020, up to 40,000. Of such visas, 25,000 shall be reserved for nurses and 15,000 for physicians. Certain family members may accompany the principal beneficiary of a visa provided under this bill, and visas for such family members shall (1) be made available from the unused visas from FY1992-FY2020, and (2) not be counted against the 40,000 cap.

Visas provided under this bill shall be exempt from per-country limitations.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/05/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
05/05/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 6, 2020 4:27:07 AM
Updated
Sep 16, 2020 6:58:55 AM