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H.Res. 836 (115th): Expressing support for designation of April 24, 2018, as “National Business Traveler Day”.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 23, 2018 (Introduced).


IV

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 836

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 23, 2018

(for himself, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Tipton) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of April 24, 2018, as National Business Traveler Day.

Whereas business travelers represent a vital component to the economic health of the United States economy today and in the future;

Whereas business travel comprises an estimated $424 billion annual share of the United States gross domestic product;

Whereas two million business trips are taken each day in the United States;

Whereas close to half of all business travelers are women and 73 percent are under the age of 55;

Whereas business travelers are significantly affected by travel problems such as changing weather, equipment malfunction, and routine delays and cancellations;

Whereas business travelers are often more sensitive to efficiency, timetables, and consistency of service than leisure travelers;

Whereas an estimated 70 percent of business travelers work for companies that have no policies on supplier usage, resulting in such business travelers making their own travel purchases for air, hotel, and ground transportation, and often needing to fend for themselves when problems occur during travel; and

Whereas this segment of business travel is experiencing an annual growth rate of 6 percent: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

supports the designation of National Business Traveler Day; and

(2)

encourages the people of the United States to observe National Business Traveler Day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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