Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Facebook Carve-Out Shows Tech Clout


"[B]ehind the scenes on Capitol Hill, Facebook lobbyists were engaged in another form of politics: pressing to insert a few new words helpful to Facebook’s business interests into a sprawling legislative proposal.  The deft maneuvering came during the drafting of the new bipartisan Senate immigration proposal being released this week. ... The payoff on the immigration provision could be substantial, allowing Facebook and other technology companies to avoid a requirement that they make a “good-faith” effort to recruit Americans for jobs before hiring from overseas.  Facebook could also sidestep proposed rules that would force it to pay much higher wages to many foreign workers." - WaPo, Apr. 16, 2013