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Rep. Lipinski Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Poland in Visa Waiver Program

07/24/2013

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Poland and a longtime advocate for strengthening relations between Poland and the United States, issued the following statement today on the Senate Appropriations Committee passing the 2014 Homeland Security bill that includes language permitting Poland to join the Visa Waiver Program. The language mirrors bipartisan legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Lipinski and others.

“I applaud Sen. Mark Kirk and Sen. Barbara Mikulski for their hard work in getting this measure passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee and reaching another important milestone in allowing Poland to become the 38th country in the Visa Waiver Program. Poland is one of our most reliable allies and it's only right that its citizens have the same travel privileges as all of our close allies. For the more than 100,000 Polish-Americans in my district, this issue is about having friends and relatives being able to attend weddings, baptisms and join in other family functions. Our local economy only stands to benefit by allowing millions to visit and spend their money here. I am committed to seeing this legislation passed in the House so we can finally make these overdue reforms.”



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