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H.R. 3851: Brand USA Extension Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 13, 2020 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 299

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3851

[Report No. 116–376, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Bilirakis, Ms. Titus, and Mr. Long) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

January 13, 2020

Additional sponsors: Mr. Walden, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Stanton, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Wexton, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Rush, Mr. Soto, Mr. Huffman, Ms. Norton, Mr. Correa, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Case, Ms. Pingree, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Mr. Westerman, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Peters, Ms. Kendra S. Horn of Oklahoma, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Tipton, Ms. Craig, Mr. Katko, Mr. Young, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Ms. Sherrill, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Shalala, Mrs. Torres of California, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Gianforte, Mr. Cunningham, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Kildee, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Kinzinger, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Riggleman, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. Torres Small of New Mexico, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Upton, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Trone, Mr. Wright, Mr. Crist, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Huizenga, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Keating, Mr. Norman, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Stevens, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Rouda, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Foster, Mr. Gooden, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Spano, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, Mr. Horsford, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Bucshon, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Matsui, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Luján, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. McEachin, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Timmons, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Butterfield, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Axne, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. Turner, Mr. Latta, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Cole, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Ms. Davids of Kansas, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Aderholt, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Kim, Ms. Houlahan, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Lamb, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Wild, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Ms. Dean, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Slotkin, and Mr. Allred

January 13, 2020

Reported from the Committee on Energy and Commerce with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

January 13, 2020

Committee on Homeland Security discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 19, 2019

A BILL

To extend funding for Brand USA through fiscal year 2027, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Brand USA Extension Act.

2.

The Corporation for Travel Promotion

Subsection (b) of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (22 U.S.C. 2131(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)(A)—

(A)

in clause (ii), by inserting or foodservice after restaurant;

(B)

in clause (v), by inserting , such as outdoor recreation before the semicolon at the end; and

(C)

in clause (viii), by inserting commercial or private before passenger air sector;

(2)

in paragraph (5)(A)—

(A)

in clause (iii), by inserting speaking conventions, sales missions, after trade shows,;

(B)

in clause (iv), by striking and at the end;

(C)

in clause (v), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(D)

by adding at the end the following:

(vi)

to promote tourism to the United States through digital media, online platforms, and other appropriate medium.

; and

(3)

in paragraph (7)(C), by striking 3 days and inserting 5 days.

3.

Accountability measures

Subsection (c) of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (22 U.S.C. 2131(c)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by striking $500,000 and inserting $450,000; and

(2)

in paragraph (3)—

(A)

by redesignating subparagraph (I) as subparagraph (K);

(B)

in subparagraph (H)(iii), by striking and at the end; and

(C)

by inserting after subparagraph (H)(iii) the following:

(I)

a list of countries the Corporation identifies as emerging markets for tourism to the United States;

(J)

a description of the efforts the Corporation has made to promote tourism to rural areas of the United States; and

.

4.

Extension of funding for Brand USA

Subsection (d) of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (22 U.S.C. 2131(d)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)(B), by striking 2020 and inserting 2027;

(2)

in paragraph (3)(B)(ii), by striking 70 percent and inserting 50 percent; and

(3)

in paragraph (4)(B), by striking 2020 and inserting 2027.

5.

Performance plan

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Corporation for Travel Promotion shall make the performance metrics established pursuant to subsection (f)(1)(A) of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (22 U.S.C. 2131(f)(1)(A)) publicly available on the website of the Corporation.

6.

Electronic system for travel authorization fee increase

Section 217(h)(3)(B)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187(h)(3)(B)(i)(I)) is amended by striking $10 and inserting $17.

January 13, 2020

Reported from the Committee on Energy and Commerce with an amendment

January 13, 2020

Committee on Homeland Security discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed