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U.S. Travel Thanks Congressional Leaders, White House for Averting Another Gov’t Shutdown

February 15, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association applauds the White House and congressional leaders for reaching an agreement to avert another costly partial federal government shutdown. 

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Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the status of federal government funding, next steps for National Parks legislation and spotlight our latest Travel Trends Index.

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Bills to Tackle Deferred Maintenance Projects in National Parks

February 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the reintroduction of the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (H.R. 1225) and the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 500).

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U.S. Travel Applauds Introduction of Bill to End 9/11 Fee Diversion

February 14, 2019

The U.S. travel community strongly supports Chairman Thompson and Chairman DeFazio’s measure to end the practice of using the ‘9/11’ fee to pay for programs unrelated to air travel security.

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Expanding TSA Precheck: A More Effective, Efficient, Resilient System

February 13, 2019

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides an essential service that ensures the safety and security of air travelers. But the agency has confronted morale and staffing issues for years—long before the most recent partial federal government shutdown.

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Much for Travel Community to Like Among Trump SOTU Priorities

February 07, 2019

President Trump gave the second State of the Union (SOTU) address of his presidency—a near-record-breaking 82-minute call for bipartisanship that included remarks on job growth, infrastructure, trade and an off-the-teleprompter comment on legal immigration.

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January 25, 2019

“This morning’s reports of air traffic control delays are the strongest indication yet that the shutdown runs the risk of sending immediate shockwaves throughout the American economy."

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January 25, 2019

The U.S. travel community thanks the president and congressional leaders for reaching an agreement that hopefully averts further disruption to air transportation, which undoubtedly would have begun to generate downstream economic damage throughout the country.

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January 16, 2019

"It is now plainly evident that the shutdown is affecting air travel, and when that happens, damage to the overall U.S. economy will shortly follow."

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January 09, 2019
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The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue, and airports, visas and Customs appeared largely unaffected by the partial federal shutdown before Monday. 

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January 08, 2019
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0 percent year-over-year in November, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 107th straight month of overall expansion.

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December 12, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the upcoming Senate vote to reform the criminal justice system. 

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