In March 2017, USCIS suspended premium processing for all H-1Bs (cap-subject and cap-exempt) for up to six months. Good news, courtesy of Law360:
An official with the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman’s Office indicated during a stakeholder call Tuesday that premium processing for H-1B visa petitions may be brought back “incrementally,” with the development coming about three months after the suspension was announced. Fred Troncone, a senior advisor for employment affairs at the CIS Ombudsman’s Office, shared on the call that he’d heard that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may resume premium processing, but that the restart could happen in phases.