Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is asking for 1,000 more visas for foreign models. The bachelor congressman says that his bill is aimed at boosting New York City's fashion industry.

"From Fashion Week to our vibrant publishing industry to the many designers that call New York City home, fashion is a vital part of our economy that drives thousands of jobs," Weiner said in an interview with the New York Daily News.

The 43-year-old Weiner, a former and prospective future mayoral candidate, is currently dating Huma Abedin, aide-de-camp of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).