About the bill
The Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 aims to undo a potentially-harmful consequence of a December law, which some say could make it more difficult for some Americans to travel to certain foreign countries.
Under the decades-old Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens of 38 countries which maintain strong relationships with the United States have been allowed to visit here and stay up to 90 days without a visa -- a perk which more than 20 million foreigners take advantage of each year. Starting this past Thursday, though, a new restriction ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Arizona. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Jan 20, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on January 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jan 20, 2016
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S. 2449 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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