RSC Chair Jim Banks Introduces "American Tech Workforce Act" to Reform H-1B, End OPT

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Monday, December 13, 2021
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Rep. Jim Banks, the head of the Republican Study Committee, is introducing a bill to reform the H-1B visa program to stop Big Tech’s use of the visa to undercut the wages of American tech workers. 

The “American Tech Workforce Act of 2021,” which currently has eleven cosponsors, would set a wage floor for H-1B visa holders at $110,000 or equal to that being paid to Americans presently working in that field and give priority for H-1B visas to employers who offer higher wages. . . .