U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on a bipartisan letter signed by more than 80 lawmakers, led by Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Peter Meijer (R-MI), calling on the U.S. Department of State to restore visa processing operations, reduce the backlog of appointments and lower visa wait times:

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