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Upton's committee reauthorizes tourism funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKZO) -- The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is moving legislation to the full House to reauthorize tourism funding through Brand USA. Committee chairman Fred Upton of St. Joseph notes the fund is instrumental in helping promote tourism in west Michigan. He says roughly one-billion dollars is contributed to the economy in his southwest Michigan district every year from tourism. The Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 has also been praised by Travel Michigan.

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