AHLA Issues Statement on Government Funding Agreement

WASHINGTON—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,” Rogers said in the statement.

“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,” Rogers continued. “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.”

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“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.