Congress Acts to Improve Visa Process
TCG Bulletin, December 2007

"The House Judiciary committee recently approved legislation to improve the visa process for artists. The 'Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act', sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) and 10 other bipartisan congressional leaders, would make the artist visa process more reliable, efficient and affordable for not-for-profit arts-related petitioners. . . . An identical provision, S. 2178, has been introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT)."