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Talking Tech With Rep. Darrell Issa

Talking Tech With Rep. Darrell Issa

By Michaela Ross | BNA.com

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is leading the 115th Congress’s tech-heavy agenda with an effort to raise the salary floor for some workers on high-skilled labor visas to $100,000.

Issa, who chairs the House Judiciary Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee, spoke with Bloomberg BNA at his Capitol Hill office about high-skilled immigration, as well as the outlook for intellectual property legislation and tech industry interests in the new Republican Trump administration.

Issa, in gunning to pass his Protect and Grow American Jobs Act in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, is targeting one of the tech industry’s biggest concerns—a shortage of high-skilled labor visas, or H-1Bs. …read more…