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Brendan Sasso of The Hill reports a major U.S. tech giant is concerned about the future of innovation in America:

Microsoft unveiled a lobbying push on Thursday to produce more applicants with the skills to fill technology and engineering jobs.

The proposal would boost visas for high-skilled foreign workers and invest millions of dollars in federal funding for education.

Microsoft is calling the lack of skilled tech workers a “genuine crisis” — the company alone currently has 3,400 job openings waiting to be filled.