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H.R.959 Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 21, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

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  • 86% of users support H.R.959

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    • On May 23, 2011, by karinak - Join us at http://www.facebook.com/visawaiver4poles. We have created a page to provide you with a variety of news, updates on Visa Waiver for Poland Action instructions and links to supporting organizations and petitions. @visawaiver4PL

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      As noted by karinak, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 23, 2011, "Join us at http://www.facebook.com/visawaiver4poles. We have created a page to provide you with a variety of news, updates on Visa Waiver for Poland Action instructions and links to supporting organizations and petitions. @visawaiver4PL"

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    • May 20, 2012 JOLT Act: Congress Moving in the Right Direction on ... - May 21, 2012 by Guest - Incorporating the language and provisions of the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act (H.R. 959) introduced earlier this year, the JOLT Act would address this issue by reinstating DHS's ability to waive the ...

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      As noted by Guest on May 21, 2012, "Incorporating the language and provisions of the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act (H.R. 959) introduced earlier this year, the JOLT Act would address this issue by reinstating DHS's ability to waive the ..." (/url?q=http://www.lvtsg.com/imho/2012/05/jolt-act-congress-moving-in-the-right-direction-on-visa-reform/&sa=U&ei=e6fLT6iWDOm62wXU1sDZCw&ved=0CD4QmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNHmpcmO8G6pwAoyh0F8IvjkLiY9dQ)
    • Capitol Hill Cubans: BREAKING: Governor Scott to Sign H.B. 959 - April 27, 2012 by Capitol Hill Cubans - Florida Governor Rick Scott has just announced on Radio Mambi that he will be signing H.R. 959 this upcoming Tuesday. This legislation, which nearly unanimously passed the Florida legislature, prohibits companies that ...

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      As noted by Capitol Hill Cubans on April 27, 2012, "Florida Governor Rick Scott has just announced on Radio Mambi that he will be signing H.R. 959 this upcoming Tuesday. This legislation, which nearly unanimously passed the Florida legislature, prohibits companies that ..." (/url?q=http://www.capitolhillcubans.com/2012/04/breaking-governor-scott-to-sign-hb-959.html&sa=U&ei=W0kXULydMIK29QTA9YGIDA&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNEp_OvlNvVNQ06SXGUaEmwk0sWVjA)
    • Capitol Hill Cubans: BREAKING: Governor Scott to Sign H.B. 959 - April 27, 2012 by Capitol Hill Cubans - Florida Governor Rick Scott has just announced on Radio Mambi that he will be signing H.R. 959 this upcoming Tuesday. This legislation, which nearly unanimously passed the Florida legislature, prohibits companies that ...

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      As noted by Capitol Hill Cubans on April 27, 2012, "Florida Governor Rick Scott has just announced on Radio Mambi that he will be signing H.R. 959 this upcoming Tuesday. This legislation, which nearly unanimously passed the Florida legislature, prohibits companies that ..." (/url?q=http://www.capitolhillcubans.com/2012/04/breaking-governor-scott-to-sign-hb-959.html&sa=U&ei=kUwTULjFOcPV0QHquYDwCA&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNEyjfAsqhEZZy7nJQg5BH1bB72e6w)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • JOLT Act: Congress Moving in the Right Direction on Visa Reform - May 06, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation - Incorporating the language and provisions of the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act (H.R. 959) introduced earlier this year, the JOLT Act would address this issue by reinstating DHS’s ability to waive the 3 percent refusal rate ...

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      As noted by The Heritage Foundation on May 06, 2012, "Incorporating the language and provisions of the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act (H.R. 959) introduced earlier this year, the JOLT Act would address this issue by reinstating DHS’s ability to waive the 3 percent refusal rate ..." (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/05/jolt-act-congress-moving-in-the-right-direction-on-visa-reform)
    • Visa Waiver Program Modernization for Prosperity and Security - January 31, 2012 by The Heritage Foundation - The bill, in consultation with the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice, and State, offers updated refinements to last year’s H.R. 959. These include several key reforms to modernize the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), including updated eligibility

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      As noted by The Heritage Foundation on January 31, 2012, "The bill, in consultation with the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice, and State, offers updated refinements to last year’s H.R. 959. These include several key reforms to modernize the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), including updated eligibility" (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/01/visa-waiver-program-modernization-for-prosperity-and-security)
    • Sen. Kirk and Rep. Quiqley Meet with Polish President on Visa-Waivers - January 11, 2012 by Examiner - 497/H.R.959), which aims to update and modernize VWP requirements, ultimately making Poland and other U.S. allies eligible to participate in VWP. Senator Kirk has stated repeatedly “that despite its strong support for the United states, Poland remains ..

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      As noted by Examiner on January 11, 2012, "497/H.R.959), which aims to update and modernize VWP requirements, ultimately making Poland and other U.S. allies eligible to participate in VWP. Senator Kirk has stated repeatedly “that despite its strong support for the United states, Poland remains .." (http://www.examiner.com/homeland-security-in-chicago/sen-kirk-and-rep-quiqley-meet-with-polish-president-on-visa-waivers)
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