Government Affairs

AH&LA’s Government Affairs Department outlines a set of legislative and regulatory priorities to create a favorable framework for the U.S. hospitality industry to prosper. 

Key Issues


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AH&LA Applauds GSA For Per Diem Rate Increase - August 14

Lodging-Related Groups Send Letter to DOJ Opposing Expedia's Acquisition of Orbitz - August 10

Hotel Industry Association Announces Opposition to Expedia Proposed Acquisition to Orbitz - August 6

AH&LA Applauds FTC Action to Alert Consumers on Rogue Online Booking Sites - July 16

AH&LA: DOL Overtime Rule Hampers Growth; Job Flexibility - June 30

AH&LA Statement on Appeal of Preliminary Injunction Ruling in Lawsuit Against the City of Los Angeles - June 11

AH&LA Urges Level Playing Field at FTC 'Sharing Economy' Workshop - June 9 

AH&LA Releases Industry Principles to Combat Trafficking; Welcomes Senate Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation - April 26

Hotel Industry Presses for Progress to Stop Patent Trolls in House, Senate Hearings - March 19

Browse our Issues section to discover more about what AH&LA does on your behalf in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.

AH&LA members are often invited to testify before congressional committees on issues of concern to the lodging industry.  Click here for an archive of written and video testimony. 

Get Involved

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hotelLOBBY helps hoteliers become politically active at the local level, develop new – and identify pre-existing – relationships with Members of Congress, and get involved in the association’s legislative activities. Click here for more information and materials you can use to get involved.


HotelPAC is AH&LA’s voluntary, nonprofit, bipartisan political action committee that exists to help elect qualified individuals who recognize the importance of the lodging industry.  

Click here to learn more about HotelPAC.

Contact Us

Contact the AH&LA Government Affairs Department in Washington, D.C. at (202) 289-3120 or We’re here to help you understand Congress and the regulatory world.