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Short Titles as Passed Senate

Travel Promotion Act of 2009

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Travel Promotion Act of 2009

Short Titles as Introduced

Travel Promotion Act of 2009

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Official Titles as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
09/09/2009Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 19. Record Vote Number: 272.(text: CR S9170-9172)
06/05/2009Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller under authority of the order of the Senate of 06/04/2009 with amendments. With written report No. 111-25.
05/12/2009Introduced in Senate

All Actions (62)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/23/2010SenateMessage received in the Senate: Returned to the Senate pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1653.
09/23/2010-4:23pmHousePursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1653, papers are returned to the Senate.
09/10/2009-1:15pmHouseHeld at the desk.
09/10/2009SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/10/2009-11:07amHouseReceived in the House.
09/09/2009SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 19. Record Vote Number: 272. (text: CR S9170-9172)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Amendment SA 1347 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1350 Proposed amendment SA 1350 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S9170)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1349 Proposed amendment SA 1349 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S9170)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1348 Proposed amendment SA 1348 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S9170)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9153, S9170)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1349 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9153, S9170)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1350 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9153, S9170)
09/09/2009SenateS.Amdt.1348 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9153, S9170)
09/09/2009SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9153-9158, S9158, S9159-9160, S9160-9161, S9161-9166, S9170-9172)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1352 SA 1352 fell when SA 1353 fell. (consideration: S9123)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1353 SA 1353 fell when motion to recommit fell. (consideration: CR S9123)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1351 SA 1351 fell when the motion to recommit fell. (consideration: CR S9123)
09/08/2009SenateMotion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with instructions fell in Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Upon reconsideration, cloture on Amendment SA 1347 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 80 - 19. Record Vote Number: 271. (consideration: CR S9123; text: CR S9123)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1351 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1349 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1352 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1350 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1348 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateS.Amdt.1353 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9118)
09/08/2009SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S9118-9123)
06/25/2009SenateReturned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 71.
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Cloture motion on the bill withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S6881)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture on amendment SA 1347 was not invoked (Record Vote Number 211) entered in Senate. (consideration: CR S6880-6881; text: CR S6880)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Cloture on amendment SA 1347 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 34. Record Vote Number: 211. (consideration: CR S6880-6881)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870, S6880-6881; text: CR S6880)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1351 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1349 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1352 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1350 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1348 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870)
06/22/2009SenateS.Amdt.1353 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870)
06/22/2009SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6870-6882)
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1353 Amendment SA 1353 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1352. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840) Of a perfecting nature.
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1352 Amendment SA 1352 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1351. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840) Of a perfecting nature.
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1351 Amendment SA 1351 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840) To change the enactment date.
06/19/2009SenateMotion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with instructions that the Committee report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 1351) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840)
06/19/2009SenateCloture motion on the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840)
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1350 Amendment SA 1350 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1349. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840) Of a perfecting nature.
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1349 Amendment SA 1349 proposed by Senator Reid to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. SA 1347. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840) To change the enactment date.
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1348 Amendment SA 1348 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1347. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840) To change the enactment date.
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Cloture motion on amendment SA 1347 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S6840; text: CR S6840)
06/19/2009SenateS.Amdt.1347 Amendment SA 1347 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Dorgan. (consideration: CR S6870, S6880-6881; text: CR S6880) Of a perfecting nature.
06/19/2009SenateThe committee amendments were withdrawn by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6840)
06/19/2009SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6840)
06/17/2009SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6706)
06/17/2009SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S6683-6687, S6706-6710; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S6707-6709)
06/16/2009SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 3. Record Vote Number: 208. (consideration: CR S6628-6630, S6630-6640; text: CR S6628)
06/11/2009SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S6526; text: CR S6526)
06/11/2009SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6526-6528)
06/05/2009SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 71.
06/05/2009SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller under authority of the order of the Senate of 06/04/2009 with amendments. With written report No. 111-25.
05/20/2009SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
05/13/2009SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S5430)
05/12/2009SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Cosponsors (53)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Ensign, John [R-NV]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Martinez, Mel [R-FL]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Begich, Mark [D-AK]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV]* 05/12/2009
Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] 05/14/2009
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 05/14/2009
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] 05/14/2009
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] 05/19/2009
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] 05/19/2009
Sen. Pryor, Mark L. [D-AR] 05/19/2009
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 05/20/2009
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 06/01/2009
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 06/01/2009
Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD] 06/03/2009
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] 06/03/2009
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 06/04/2009
Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS] 06/08/2009
Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] 06/08/2009
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 06/08/2009
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 06/08/2009
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 06/08/2009
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 06/08/2009
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 06/09/2009
Sen. Bond, Christopher S. [R-MO] 06/09/2009
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 06/09/2009
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 06/09/2009
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 06/09/2009
Sen. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR] 06/11/2009
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS] 06/11/2009
Sen. Kaufman, Edward E. [D-DE] 06/11/2009
Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] 06/15/2009
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 06/15/2009
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 06/15/2009
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN] 06/16/2009
Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] 06/16/2009
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI] 06/16/2009
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 06/17/2009
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] 06/17/2009
Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND] 06/17/2009
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] 06/23/2009
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 06/25/2009
Sen. Specter, Arlen [D-PA] 07/24/2009
Sen. Bennett, Robert F. [R-UT] 07/28/2009
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 08/03/2009
Sen. Webb, Jim [D-VA] 08/03/2009
Sen. Burris, Roland [D-IL] 09/08/2009

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation05/12/2009 Referred to
05/20/2009 Markup by
06/05/2009 Reported by S. Rept. 111-25
House Homeland Security09/22/2010 Legislative interest

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (09/09/2009)

Travel Promotion Act of 2009 - Establishes the Corporation for Travel Promotion as an independent nonprofit corporation. 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, counter and correct misperceptions regarding U.S. entry policy, and promote U.S. travel. Requires the Corporation to develop and maintain a publicly accessible website.

Requires the Corporation to establish annual objectives and an annual marketing plan and to submit an annual Corporation activities report to Congress.

Establishes in the Treasury the Travel Promotion Fund and requires non-federal matching funds.

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 represented on the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

Amends the International Travel Act of 1961 to establish in the Department of Commerce the Office of Travel Promotion, to be headed by a Director.

Requires that the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries expand its research and development activities to promote international travel to the United States. Authorizes appropriations.