Public Law 115-32: U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act

By | October 17, 2017
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Logo of the Bureau International des Expositions, the international governing body of World’s Fairs. Public Law 115-32 directs the State Department to rejoin the BIE.

Directs the State Department to rejoin the Bureau of International Expositions.

Official Summary

U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act

This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should rejoin the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) to promote public diplomacy, global branding, and tourism to the United States.

The Department of State shall take necessary action within 90 days for the United States to rejoin the BIE.

Passed House
(amended) 2017-04-25
Passed Senate
(amended) 2017-05-04
Signed by President
Became Public Law


Amended in committee.


Original sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]

Cosponsors: Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4], Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5], Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8], Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7], Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3], Rep. Lewis, Jason [R-MN-2], Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1], Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14], Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2], Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]


Passed House by voice vote.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

House agreed to Senate amendment without objection.

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