Federal Legislative Updates

2007 Legislative Priorities

Car Rental Excise Tax [PDF]
ASTA is part of the Coalition Against Discriminatory Car Rental Excise Taxes, and supports HR 2453 which prohibits future discriminatory car rental excise taxes and protects the rights of all car rental consumers.

Health Care Reform [PDF]
ASTA is currently monitoring a variety of proposed health care reform packages to study their potential effects on businesses that sell travel.

Passenger Bill of Rights [PDF]
When the issue of passenger rights was addressed in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in 1999, ASTA was the lead industry organization backing a legislated bill of rights. This issue has resurfaced today.

Tax Gap [PDF]
ASTA joined the Coalition for Fairness in Tax Compliance to regularly track any and all proposed changes that could potentially affect the way businesses are taxed.

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative [PDF]
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) now requires all travelers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, to have a valid passport that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States when traveling by air. The second phase of WHTI addresses land and sea ports of entry as well as a yet to be determined travel pass card.

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