H.R. 6788: The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

On May 8, 2020, Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL), Tom Cole (R-OK), Abby Finkenauer (D-IA), and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced a companion bill (H.R. 6788) which seeks to enhance the healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 global pandemic by recapturing 40,000 unused immigrant visas for foreign doctors (15,000) and nurses (25,000), as well as additional unused visas for their spouse and children. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (S.3599) was introduced in the Senate on May 5, 2020 by Senators Perdue (R-GA), Young (R-IN), Cornyn (R-TX), Durbin (D-IL), Coons (D-DE), and Leahy (D-VT).

AILA welcomes the introduction of this bipartisan legislation which would help address critical shortages in our nation’s healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 global pandemic. AILA includes below the full bill text, as well as additional resources provided through press releases and news articles.

Join AILA in urging Congress to support this important legislation by emailing your legislators today and amplifying the bill on social media using the #ImmigrantHealthHeroes hashtag.

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House Bill Resources

Senate Bill Resources

Bill Summary   Section-by-Section

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20050834.

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