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S. 1720 - RAISE Act

Immigration. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

RAISE Act

S. 1720 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • RAISE Act
  • RAISE Act
  • Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act
  • Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act
  • RAISE Act
Sponsor
Tom Cotton
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative remedies
  • Athletes
  • Business investment and capital
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Congressional oversight
  • Debt collection
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Family relationships
  • Foreign labor
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Olympic games
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
  • Research and development
  • U.S. and foreign investments
  • Visas and passports
  • Wages and earnings
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Major Actions
Introduced8/02/2017
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced8/02/2017
8/02/2017Introduced in Senate
8/02/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

2 Organizations Support and 8 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
RAISE Act

2 organizations support this bill

Federation for American Immigration Reform
FAIR (2017, August 2). FAIR Applauds RAISE Act for Making Immigration Great Again. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from FAIR.
NumbersUSA
NumbersUSA (2017, August 2). President Trump Endorses the New RAISE Act Introduced by Sens. Cotton and Perdue. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from NumbersUSA.

8 organizations oppose this bill

Bipartisan Policy Center
Bipartisan Policy Center (2017, August 2). BPC Statement on RAISE Act. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from Bipartisan Policy Center.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
HIAS (2017, August 2). HIAS Strongly Opposes RAISE Act. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from HIAS.
Information Technology Industry Council
Information Technology Industry Council (2017, August 2). Tech Industry: RAISE Act is not the Immigration Reform US Needs. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from Information Technology Industry Council.
National Immigration Law Center
NILC (2017, July 28). The RAISE Act Is Cruel and Un-American. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from NILC.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Beirich, Heidi (2017, August 2). SPLC: RAISE ACT ATTACKS AMERICAN IDEALS, REFLECTS WHITE NATIONALIST AGENDA. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from SPLC.
TechNet
TechNet (2017, August 2). TechNet Statement on Cotton-Perdue Immigration Bill. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from TechNet.
UnidosUS
UnidosUS (2017, August 2). UnidosUS Strongly Condemns "RAISE Act". Retrieved August 3, 2017, from Unidos US.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
US Conference of Catholic Bishops (2017, August 2). RAISE Act Will Weaken Family Bonds And Impact Nation’s Ability To Respond To Those In Crisis Says U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman. Retrieved August 3, 2017, from US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$18,350
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$40,251
John BarrassoRWY$0$11,400
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$32,822
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$23,835
Roy BluntRMO$0$105,180
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$92,308
John BoozmanRAR$0$18,085
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$64,079
Richard BurrRNC$0$20,950
Maria CantwellDWA$0$12,612
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$15,200
Ben CardinDMD$0$34,696
Tom CarperDDE$0$17,090
Bob CaseyDPA$0$38,263
Bill CassidyRLA$0$11,799
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$16,200
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$24,843
Bob CorkerRTN$0$21,912
John CornynRTX$0$31,343
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$385,889
Tom CottonRAR$0$27,287
Mike CrapoRID$0$26,300
Ted CruzRTX$0$36,869
Steve DainesRMT$0$12,275
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$18,875
Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$142,202
Dick DurbinDIL$0$14,563
Mike EnziRWY$0$3,500
Joni ErnstRIA$0$250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$26,961
Deb FischerRNE$0$1,500
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$3,000
Cory GardnerRCO$0$28,053
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$49,186
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$16,200
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$6,350
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$182,266
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$116,062
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$49,081
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$26,458
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$9,057
Dean HellerRNV$0$14,500
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$100,335
John HoevenRND$0$833
Jim InhofeROK$0$9,350
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$24,850
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$9,175
Tim KaineDVA$0$114,758
John KennedyRLA$0$1,500
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$4,800
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$14,027
James LankfordROK$0$35,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$18,525
Mike LeeRUT$0$2,923
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$5,916
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$39,606
John McCainRAZ$0$49,988
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$64,078
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$56,393
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$70,472
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$21,310
Jerry MoranRKS$0$18,562
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$5,800
Chris MurphyDCT$0$31,177
Patty MurrayDWA$0$55,604
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$23,034
Rand PaulRKY$0$14,046
David PerdueRGA$0$7,850
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$49,300
Rob PortmanROH$0$46,399
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,675
Jim RischRID$0$12,850
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$12,689
Mike RoundsRSD$0$4,250
Marco RubioRFL$0$24,517
Bernie SandersIVT$0$10,060
Ben SasseRNE$0$6,900
Brian SchatzDHI$0$11,825
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$55,833
Tim ScottRSC$0$14,700
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$44,915
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$30,981
Dan SullivanRAK$0$12,045
Jon TesterDMT$0$21,422
John ThuneRSD$0$21,719
Thom TillisRNC$0$15,051
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$61,673
Tom UdallDNM$0$22,382
Chris Van HollenDMD$0$231,811
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$53,447
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$118,442
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$11,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$2,250
Ron WydenDOR$0$37,703
Todd YoungRIN$0$17,850

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$18,350
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$40,251
John BarrassoRWY$0$11,400
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$32,822
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$23,835
Roy BluntRMO$0$105,180
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$92,308
John BoozmanRAR$0$18,085
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$64,079
Richard BurrRNC$0$20,950
Maria CantwellDWA$0$12,612
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$15,200
Ben CardinDMD$0$34,696
Tom CarperDDE$0$17,090
Bob CaseyDPA$0$38,263
Bill CassidyRLA$0$11,799
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$16,200
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$24,843
Bob CorkerRTN$0$21,912
John CornynRTX$0$31,343
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$385,889
Tom CottonRAR$0$27,287
Mike CrapoRID$0$26,300
Ted CruzRTX$0$36,869
Steve DainesRMT$0$12,275
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$18,875
Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$142,202
Dick DurbinDIL$0$14,563
Mike EnziRWY$0$3,500
Joni ErnstRIA$0$250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$26,961
Deb FischerRNE$0$1,500
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$3,000
Cory GardnerRCO$0$28,053
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$49,186
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$16,200
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$6,350
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$182,266
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$116,062
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$49,081
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$26,458
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$9,057
Dean HellerRNV$0$14,500
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$100,335
John HoevenRND$0$833
Jim InhofeROK$0$9,350
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$24,850
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$9,175
Tim KaineDVA$0$114,758
John KennedyRLA$0$1,500
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$4,800
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$14,027
James LankfordROK$0$35,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$18,525
Mike LeeRUT$0$2,923
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$5,916
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$39,606
John McCainRAZ$0$49,988
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$64,078
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$56,393
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$70,472
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$21,310
Jerry MoranRKS$0$18,562
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$5,800
Chris MurphyDCT$0$31,177
Patty MurrayDWA$0$55,604
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$23,034
Rand PaulRKY$0$14,046
David PerdueRGA$0$7,850
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$49,300
Rob PortmanROH$0$46,399
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$2,675
Jim RischRID$0$12,850
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$12,689
Mike RoundsRSD$0$4,250
Marco RubioRFL$0$24,517
Bernie SandersIVT$0$10,060
Ben SasseRNE$0$6,900
Brian SchatzDHI$0$11,825
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$55,833
Tim ScottRSC$0$14,700
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$44,915
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$30,981
Dan SullivanRAK$0$12,045
Jon TesterDMT$0$21,422
John ThuneRSD$0$21,719
Thom TillisRNC$0$15,051
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$61,673
Tom UdallDNM$0$22,382
Chris Van HollenDMD$0$231,811
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$53,447
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$118,442
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$11,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$2,250
Ron WydenDOR$0$37,703
Todd YoungRIN$0$17,850

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,418,901
Computer manufacture & services$948,758
Health & welfare policy$614,516
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$554,428
Human Rights$66,400
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