Governmental Affairs

AH&LA’s Governmental 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


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.  

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Hotel Industry Comments on Senate TRIA Bill - April 10 

AH&LA Urges Passage of Brand USA Reauthorization - April 10 

Hoteliers Praise Wyoming OTA Ruling - April 3 

AH&LA Praises Passage of 40-Hour Bill - April 3 

Hotel Industry Urges Passage of 40-Hour Bill - April 2 

Hundreds to Descend on Capitol for LAS - March 28 

AH&LA Adds Two to Advocacy Team - March 24 

Lodging Industry Supports Harris H-2B Bill - March 17 

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.

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