Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Tourism Slush Fund (HR 4450)

Andrew Roth - July 21st, 2014


“NO” on Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 4450)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to oppose the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 4450).  A vote is expected later this week under suspension of House rules.  This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill reauthorizes the Corporation for Travel Promotion (a.k.a. BrandUSA), a slush fund promoted and administered by companies in the tourism industry that are wrongly using the taxing authority of the federal government to help finance their profits.  Furthermore, this bill will encourage foreign governments to retaliate with the same protectionist policies that this bill advances.  A far better idea would be to terminate the Corporation for Travel Promotion, and instead, cut corporate taxes so that the tourism industry has additional resources to promote their own services.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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