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Hirono Pushes Visa Waiver Bill Aimed at Boosting Tourism

Sen. Mazie Hirono is advocating for a bill aimed at encouraging tourism from Hong Kong, Macau and other territories.

Hirono introduced the measure known as the Subnational Visa Waiver Program Act along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

The bill would give the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to allow subnational territories to join the US visa waiver program, which allows residents to visit the US for 90 days or less without a visa.

Hirono emphasized how the bill could help increase employment in the tourism industry. 

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