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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Travel Promotion Act of 2009

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a non-profit corporation to communicate United States entry policies and otherwise promote tourist, business, and scholarly travel to the United States.

Actions Overview (1)

06/18/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

07/23/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/07/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
06/19/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/18/2009Referred to House Homeland Security
Action By: House of Representatives
06/18/2009Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
06/18/2009Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
06/18/2009Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/18/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (122)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Bono Mack, Mary [R-CA-45]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-9]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-16]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-3]* 06/18/2009
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/19/2009
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 06/19/2009
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 06/24/2009
Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22] 06/24/2009
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 06/24/2009
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 06/24/2009
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 06/24/2009
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 06/24/2009
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 07/08/2009
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 07/08/2009
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 07/08/2009
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-50] 07/09/2009
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 07/13/2009
Rep. McMahon, Michael E. [D-NY-13] 07/13/2009
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 07/21/2009
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 07/21/2009
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 07/21/2009
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 07/21/2009
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 07/21/2009
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 07/21/2009
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 07/21/2009
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 07/21/2009
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 07/24/2009
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 07/24/2009
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 07/24/2009
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 07/28/2009
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 07/28/2009
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 07/28/2009
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11] 07/28/2009
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 07/28/2009
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 07/29/2009
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5] 07/29/2009
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 07/29/2009
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 07/29/2009
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/29/2009
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/30/2009
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 07/30/2009
Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37] 07/30/2009
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-5] 07/30/2009
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 07/31/2009
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 07/31/2009
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 07/31/2009
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 09/08/2009
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 09/08/2009
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 09/08/2009
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 09/08/2009
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/08/2009
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 09/08/2009
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 09/08/2009
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/10/2009
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 09/10/2009
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 09/10/2009
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 09/14/2009
Rep. Cao, Anh "Joseph" [R-LA-2] 09/14/2009
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 09/14/2009
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 09/14/2009
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 09/14/2009
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 09/15/2009
Rep. Heller, Dean [R-NV-2] 09/15/2009
Rep. Campbell, John [R-CA-48] 09/16/2009
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 09/16/2009
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 09/16/2009
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 09/17/2009
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 09/17/2009
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 09/17/2009
Rep. Kratovil, Frank, Jr. [D-MD-1] 09/17/2009
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2] 09/17/2009
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8] 09/21/2009
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-8] 09/21/2009
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 09/21/2009
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 09/21/2009
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 09/21/2009
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 09/21/2009
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 09/21/2009
Rep. Markey, Betsy [D-CO-4] 09/21/2009
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/21/2009
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/21/2009
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 09/22/2009
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 09/22/2009
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11] 09/23/2009
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 09/23/2009
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 09/23/2009
Rep. Kosmas, Suzanne M. [D-FL-24] 09/23/2009
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 09/23/2009
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24] 09/23/2009
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 09/25/2009
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 09/25/2009
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 09/25/2009
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 09/25/2009
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/25/2009
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 09/29/2009
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 09/29/2009
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 10/01/2009
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44] 10/01/2009
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 10/01/2009
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 10/01/2009
Rep. Teague, Harry [D-NM-2] 10/01/2009
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 10/06/2009
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 10/06/2009
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 10/06/2009
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 10/07/2009
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 11/04/2009
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 11/04/2009

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce06/18/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection06/19/2009 Referred to
House Judiciary06/18/2009 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law07/23/2009 Referred to
House Homeland Security06/18/2009 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism07/07/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/18/2009)

Travel Promotion Act of 2009 - Establishes the Corporation for Travel Promotion as a nonprofit corporation that is not an agency or establishment of the U.S. government. Makes the Corporation subject to the provisions of the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Corporation should not engage in lobbying activities.

Requires the Corporation, among other things, to provide useful information to people interested in traveling to the United States, identify and address perceptions regarding U.S. entry policy, and promote U.S. travel.

Establishes in the Treasury the Travel Promotion Fund.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require (under current law, authorize) the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish and collect a fee for the use of an electronic data sharing system concerning the admissibility of certain aliens into the United States that will ensure recovery of the full costs of providing and administering such system. Terminates such fee following FY2014.

Authorizes the Corporation to impose an annual assessment on U.S. members of the travel and tourism industry.

Amends the International Travel Act of 1961 to: (1) revise the membership of the Tourism Policy Council; and (2) require the Council to provide the Corporation with certain information concerning U.S. admission procedures and travel promotion strategies.

Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to assess barriers to entry into the United States by foreign travelers.