Bill H.R. 170: Protect and Grow American Jobs Act was introduced to the House of Representatives on January 3, 2017. The bill is sponsored by Republican representative to California's 49th congressional district, Darrell Issa.
This bill was introduced in the House and put into the hopper to be named. Then, it moved on to the House committee. The committee voted to move the bill on the House floor for further consideration by the chamber. The bill currently remains on the House floor, so the bill will either be filibustered or killed on the House floor.
This bill was designed to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the definition of exempt H-1B non-immigrant. This bill intended to define the proper function of the H-1B program, so that it was not used to lay off workers and replace them with H-1B workers.