As Congressman Robert Dold (R-IL) said on the House floor, "Students come to America from all over the world. They earn advanced degrees in science and technology , engineering, and mathematics. Then upon graduation, they’re forced to leave our country; to go home and in essence compete against us. And with them go their knowledge, their ideas, and their aspirations to change the world. Many of these students want to stay here in America, to make something of themselves here for America is still the best place for ideas to become realities. These ideas become solutions which in turn turn into job creating companies." That's why Dold and several other Republicans and Democrats offered the Startup Jobs Act 2.0.

Right now, the bill sits with Judiciary; Ways and Means; Science, Space, and Technology; Appropriations; and Energy and Commerce Committees, all of which have to vote in favor of it. It's a good bill that creates jobs and allows the world's best and brightest to participate in the American Dream--precisely what has made our country what it is. Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) noted that any Member of Congress who receives ten calls from constituents on a matter will sit up and take notice, call staff meetings, and likely stand with his or her constituents. We need people to call their representatives in Congress and urge them to co-sponsor HR 5893, The Startup Jobs Act 2.0. Congressman Dold's staff has offered to provide them with information their staffs may need. Staff should call Daniel Serota at Bob’s District office 847-272-0404, or they can call Bob’s Washington office 202-225-4835.

People interested in hearing Bob Dold's speech in Congress about the bill can Judiciary; Ways and Means; Science, Space, and Technology; Appropriations; Energy & Commerce. Call them!

And here is a link for contacting individual Members of Congress.

People who call can say the following or change it so it is more comfortable (it only takes about a minute):

"My name is _________________. I’m one of Representative ________________________’s constituents, and I strongly urge him (or her) to become a co-sponsor of HR 5893, the Startup Jobs Act 2.0. People from all over the world come here to get the best education possible, and right now when they’re done, we force them to leave the US—even if they want to become citizens, contribute to the economy, and participate in the American Dream. HR 5893 would mean not forcing these highly skilled individuals out of the US and it would help jumpstart the economy. Congressman Bob Dold of Illinois has offered to get information on the bill to staff; and they can call Daniel Serota at his District Office (847-272-0404) or they can call his DC office (202-225-4835)."

This bill will help us and help people who want to join us in the great experiment called America. It is in our hands to make this a success and at the same time show Washington that we are a strong group that cannot be ignored.Feel free to contact me for more information or help.

Thank you so much!

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