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S. 504: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017

About the 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 ...

Sponsor and status

Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Mar 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 2, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-79

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2805: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Jul 26, 2017. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 17, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Aug 1, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Sep 26, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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Oct 19, 2017
 
On House Schedule

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Oct 23, 2017
 
Passed House

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Nov 2, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

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S. 504 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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