Because Republicans tried to fast track the STEM Jobs Act, they needed 2/3 of the House to pass it. Virtually all of the Democrats voted against it and it failed to get the required votes. If I were still in Congress, I would probably vote for the bill, because STEM Visas are relatively saner than the Diversity Lottery. It is nice to know that they are taking some baby steps into thinking about how we should select immigrants. However, this does not change the fact that Republicans in Congress need to start addressing overall immigration numbers.