AH&LA Legislative Action Summit
Last week, HAWDC members attended the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual Legislative Action Summit here in Washington, DC. On day one of the Summit, attendees listened to a panel of lodging CEOs who provided insight into issues impacting hotels’ bottom line. Attendees also heard from the following Congressional members: Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), who discussed issues from the 2014 congressional legislative agenda that may impact the lodging industry, such as healthcare reform, international travel priorities, and immigration policies. On day two of the Summit, attendees headed to the Hill to speak with Members of Congress and voiced their concerns about issues that may impact the industry.