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SENATORS PROPOSE RAISING THE GAS TAX FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1993

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday unveiled the first bipartisan Senate proposal to raise the gas tax, broaching a dangerous political issue that lawmakers have avoided for years.

The Murphy-Corker plan would raise the gas tax by 12 cents over the next two years, raising $164 billion over the next decade and covering the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY PUSHES FOR POLAND TO JOIN VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Monday, June 16, 2014

The U.S. travel industry used President Obama's European trip to make another push for passage of legislation that would let Poland into the Visa Waiver Program.

The measure, the JOLT Act, has a mix of Republican and Democratic support with nearly 160 House co-sponsors, and would more broadly help smooth travel in and out of the United States, especially for international travelers.

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RETAILERS RENEW CAMPAIGN TO ATTRACT FOREIGN SHOPPERS

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Monday, June 16, 2014

International shoppers spend an average of $4,000 per visit to the United States. That money goes to hotels, restaurants and retailers, generates millions of domestic jobs and adds billions to the U.S. economy.

As a leading member of the Discover America Partnership, a coalition focused on increasing foreign travel to the United States, NRF is helping launch a renewed advocacy and communications

BUSINESS GROUPS URGE CONGRESS TO GROW INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO THE U.S.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BUSINESS GROUPS URGE CONGRESS TO GROW INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO THE U.S.

New Campaign Calls for Immediate Expansion of the Visa Waiver Program; 1.4 Million Jobs and $511 Billion at Stake for U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON—Leaders from a broad-based coalition of travel, hotel, retail, restaurant, professional and business organizations, united behind the Discover America Partnership (DAP), today launched

REFORMERS FEAR DEATH OF IMMIGRATION BILL

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Some of Congress’s most fervent immigration reformers say their legislative push is likely dead after Tuesday’s staggering primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

While some Democratic leaders put on a brave public face to argue the issue still has legs, other pro-reform lawmakers said the politics on Capitol Hill now make progress all but impossible ahead of

LINES AT U.S. CUSTOMS STILL LONG, BUT MOVING FASTER

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The wait in line for Customs and Border Protection inspection to enter the U.S. at international airports is shrinking thanks to beleaguered airports paying for officer overtime and buying new technology. But the problem is far from solved.

Wait times have decreased by an average 18% in the past year, CPB says.

AIR CHINA CONNECTS CAPITALS OF U.S. AND CHINA WITH BEIJING-WASHINGTON, DC SERVICE

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Air China’s new nonstop four weekly flights from Beijing Capital International Airport to Washington Dulles International were welcomed today by the Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Terence McAuliffe, District of Columbia Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins and MWAA’s President/CEO, John E. Potter. Mrs.

PERU ON RIGHT TRACK TO QUALIFY FOR U.S. VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

andina.com.pe - The Consul General of the United States of America in Lima Elizabeth Power announced that Peru has had a sustained reduction in visa refusal rates in the last three years due to its solid economic growth.

“We acknowledge Peru's interest in meeting all the requirements of the visa waiver program (VWP) and we are ready to give all the support we can as a government, said the Consul

AMERICA IS FIRST IN THE WORLD FOR INVESTMENT — AND GETTING STRONGER

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Right now, Hankook Tire, a company whose executives met with President Obama in Korea earlier this year, is investing in a new facility in Tennessee that will employ 1,800 Americans. And Novozymes, a bioinnovations company based in Denmark, is investing millions of dollars in a job-creating North Carolina research center.

U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION: JOLT ACT PASSAGE WOULD STRENGTHEN POLAND TIES

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Admitting Poland to the Visa Waiver Program could cement America's economic and security ties to the country, according to U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow.

Dow urged Congress to pass the JOLT act as a "quick and easy avenue available" for achieving the goal in a statement during President Obama's visit to Poland.

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