Tomorrow Sen. Coleman will unveil his Comprehensive Rural Health Initiatives. While downplayed in the following release, HLG has seen an advance copy of the legislation and Section 4 of the bill includes the long-desired Brownback amendment, which calls for Schedule A occupations to be eliminated from the EB quota until 2017. Once the legislation is formally released, HLG will post a blog entry.

This is a very impressive step. If you have any friends in Minnesota, you should drop the Senator an email/fax/phone call and tell him THANKS! HLG will be keeping in touch with him to see if/how we can push this bill.

We’re also optimistic that another Schedule A visa exemption bill will be floated in the upcoming week or two. More on that one as the facts are released.