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“We applaud the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation that will greatly benefit Americans and strengthen the economy,” said AHLA president and CEO Katherine Lugar. “With three out of every five hotels in industry made up of small businesses, and many jobs in local communities dependent on a thriving hotel and tourism sector, these important cuts will go a long way to ensuring economic growth far beyond our industry. Not only will small businesses benefit, but so will their employees and guests. We look forward to working with Senate to advance much-needed tax reform quickly.”

About American Hotel & Lodging Association

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry that advances long-term career opportunities for employees, invests in local communities across the country and hosts more than one billion guests’ stays in American hotels every year. 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. Learn more at www.AHLA.com.

Contact: Michelle Morenza

mmorenza@ahla.com / 305-609-1867

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