Contact: Ben Voelkel
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) led a bipartisan group of 17 Senators in sending a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday supporting the J-1 Visa Summer Work Travel program, which plays an important role in Wisconsin’s tourism industry.
“The SWT program also plays an important role for local communities across the United States,” the Senators wrote. “Many small businesses in our states are dependent on the program to meet their seasonal labor needs.”
“It is important to note that SWT program regulations do not displace American workers,” the Senators also wrote.