H.R. 3039 (112th): Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act of 2011


Sep 23, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Heck

Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2011
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote job creation in the United States by directing the Secretary of State to address inefficiencies in the visa processing system that discourage overseas business and leisure travel to the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/23/2011--Introduced.Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of State to: (1) set a visa processing standard of 12 or fewer calendar days at ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 23, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3039”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (24R, 16D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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