Houses Approves EB-5 Regional Center Extension to Sept. 30; Senate Now Considering Bill

An appropriations measure containing a short-term extension of the EB-5 Regional Program has passed the House and was sent to the Senate for consideration, AILA has announced.

The House of Representatives passed the Fiscal 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 1105) on Wednesday, which included a provision that would extend the EB-5 regional center program through September 30, 2009.

The bill must jump through additonal hurdles before it goes into effect and the final product is still subject to change.

The measure also included an extension of the controversial Basic Pilot (E-Verify) program through the end of September.

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