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S. 504 (115th): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 1, 2017 (Reported by Senate Committee).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 504 permanently reauthorizes the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program. The APEC program is a voluntary program to facilitate travel for U.S. citizens engaged in verified business in the APEC region and U.S. government officials engaged in APEC business. This legislation permanently authorizes the framework for a trusted traveler program that allows APEC business travelers pre-cleared, facilitated, short-term entry to participating member economies. Currently, the APEC Business Travel Card Program is set to expire in September 2018.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum used by some countries in the Asia-Pacific region to promote economic growth by reducing barriers that hinder trade ...


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Calendar No. 190

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 504

[Report No. 115–140]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Daines, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mr. Gardner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate

August 1, 2017

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the APEC Business Travel Cards Reauthorization Act of 2017.

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Permanent authorization

Section 2(a) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 (8 U.S.C. 1185 note) is amended by striking During the 7-year period ending on September 30, 2018, the Secretary and inserting The Secretary.

August 1, 2017

Reported without amendment