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A mere hours before the midnight deadline, the President signed a spending bill to prevent a shutdown of the federal government. Earlier Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives passed a 10-week spending bill that funds the government through December 11th by a vote of 227-151. The...

Legislative Update

A few minutes ago, the U.S. Senate passed a funding package that will avert a shutdown of the federal government. The House of Representatives is expected to take up the legislation later today and send the bill to President Obama for his signature.

As a reminder, if a budget is not...

Legislative Update

JOLT Act of 2015 (H.R. 1401)

94 Co-sponsors

Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]

Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]

Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]

Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]

Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]

Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-...


The Garden State’s largest metropolis, Newark, is the cultural center of the state offering endless arts and entertainment options. The location proved to be ideal to host a Travel Talks event with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on August 25th. Event host Sharon Franz, Board President of...


There are few cities in America whose local economy relies as heavily on tourism as New Orleans. With a city with such a unique heritage, travel and tourism is a vital engine to continue the rebuilding of this great American city....