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H.R.4450: Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 150 (78 Democrats, 72 Republicans)
Introduced April 10, 2014
Latest Major Action July 31, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA) to revise qualifications requirements for members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion.

(Sec. 3) Revises requirements for the Corporation's annual report to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to require a description of and rationales for: (1) the Corporation's efforts to focus on specific countries and populations; and (2) its combination of media channels employed in meeting the promotional objectives of its marketing campaign, the ratio in which such channels are used, and a justification for such use and ratio.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Corporation and the Secretary (or their designees) to meet biannually to review procedures to determine the fair market value of goods and services received by the Corporation from non-federal sources. Reduces from 80% to 70% the percentage of the fair market value of those goods and ser...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2014 Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 521.
July 23, 2014 Received in the Senate.
July 22, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 22, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 347 - 57 (Roll no. 433). (text: CR H6626-6627)

July 22, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6631-6632)
July 22, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
July 22, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4450.
July 22, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6626-6631)
July 22, 2014 Mr. Terry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 408.
July 22, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security discharged.
July 22, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-542, Part I.
July 15, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 15, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 14, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 10, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 0 .
July 10, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 9, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
April 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
April 10, 2014 Referred to House Homeland Security
April 10, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce