WASHINGTON — Retailers welcomed a bill reintroduced in the House Thursday aimed at increasing tourism by making it easier for foreign travelers to obtain U.S. visas.
Reps. Mike Quigley (D., Ill.) and Joe Heck (R., Nev.) reintroduced the Jobs Originated Through Launching Act in the House. The bill would establish a “premium processing” pilot project of traveling visas at the State Department to expedite applications; increase the amount of time Canadian visitors can stay in the U.S. to 240 days from 180 days, under certain criteria; require the State Department to make available visa appointment times during low peak periods; expedite visa processing, and establish a two-year pilot program at State that would allow officials to conduct visa interviews through secure videoconferencing.
Madonna turns 59 today, marking another year of show-stopping, one-of-a-kind bold looks from the singer. To celebrate, we took a look at the superstar's most memorable fashion moments. Here, Madonna sits front row at Versace's spring runway show in 1995. See more exclusive photos from the #wwdarchive on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Cédric Dordevic)
WWD asked a handful of creative directors to evaluate the September covers of leading women's fashion magazines. How do they think the covers this year compare with years gone by, and what do they say about the current status of the publication? Link in bio. (GIF by @hypebreast)
"Stephen King is such a master, but I don't like being scared - there's enough that's really scary. How about the morning's news?" says Holland Taylor in an interview with WWD. See what else the actress said about starring in the TV adaptation of King's thriller "Mr. Mercedes" on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)