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Senate Introduces JOLT Act - Take Action Now

10/13/15

The U.S. is missing out on a huge opportunity. Tell your Representative and Senators to expand the Visa Waiver Program.
 
Imagine flying from Dallas to New York for a two-minute visa interview. You’d probably think twice before visiting that country. Unfortunately, that’s the equivalent of what thousands of international visitors need to do each month in order to travel to the U.S.

There’s a better way to welcome more travelers to the U.S. and it’s called the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which welcomes pre-screened travelers to the U.S. for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa. Expanding the VWP through the JOLT (Jobs Originated Through Launching Travel) Act, which was just introduced in the Senate, makes the travel process more efficient, would boost the American economy and would even change the name of the program to the Secure Travel Partnership. Extending the VWP to Brazil, Poland, Israel, Croatia and other select countries would add nearly $11 billion to our economy and support nearly 61,000 additional American jobs.
 
The VWP is also vital to our national security. VWP countries must use secure passports and share their terror watch lists with the U.S. Additionally, their travelers are screened through multiple law enforcement and security databases prior to their arrival in the United States.
 
Tell Congress to expand the VWP to grow our economy and strengthen our national security.
 
It’s time for Congress to pass the JOLT Act. We are just shy of reaching 100 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and the Senate just introduced their version of the legislation. Even if you have already reached out to your lawmakers, this is a good time to remind Congress of the importance of international travel and ask them to co-sponsor the JOLT Act.
 
Tell your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor the JOLT Act of 2015.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Sincerely,
 
Spencer Howard
Grassroots Manager, U.S. Travel Association



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