Titus Bill Will Bolster Nevada's Economy
Revitalizes the Travel and Tourism Industry
Washington, DC, September 29, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
"The Visit America Act passed today ensures tourism is at the table when we consider national economic policy."
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), co-chair of the Travel and Tourism Caucus, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6965, the Visit America Act, with a bipartisan vote of 325-93.
“The travel and tourism sector has historically been a critical force in economic growth and employment in the United States, especially for Las Vegas which welcomes 43 million visitors annually from around the world,” said Rep. Titus. “We were hit harder than anywhere else in the country by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Visit America Act passed today ensures tourism is at the table when we consider national economic policy.”
Introduced in March 2022 by Rep. Titus, the Visit America Act would create an Assistant Secretary position within the Department of Commerce focused on bolstering the United States travel and tourism industry. This new office would coordinate a strategy across multiple federal agencies and position cities in the United States, including Las Vegas, as hosts for large meetings, conferences, and exhibitions.
Full text of the Visit America Act can be found here.