WASHINGTON (February 15, 2019) – President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) Chip Rogers issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing a deal to fund the government:
“With a presence in every single congressional district in America, hoteliers are proud to support more than 8 million jobs and help drive the American economy. We are also proud to be a bipartisan organization committed to opportunity, for our industry, our people, and our communities.
“AHLA applauds our Congressional leaders for crafting a bipartisan agreement which funds the government and improves border security, and President Donald Trump for signing the bill into law. Hotels are mainstays in their communities from coast to coast, generating $167 billion in federal, state, and local taxes, and guests spending an additional $238 billion on transportation, dining, shopping and other activities at local businesses during their stays.
“We look forward to working with the President, his administration, and Congress to continue seeking common ground solutions which allow our economy to grow and to provide opportunities for all Americans,” concluded Rogers.
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the largest national association solely representing all segments of the eight million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including brands, hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA proudly represents a dynamic hotel industry of more than 54,000 properties that supports $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales and generates nearly $170 billion in taxes to local, state and federal governments.
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