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WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 20, 2017  The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of passing historic tax reform legislation.  

“We applaud Congressional leadership and all members of the U.S. House who voted for final passage of this tax reform legislation, which will help American businesses and strengthen our overall economy,” said AHLA vice president of government affairs Craig Kalkut. “These tax cuts are key for the hotel industry, allowing it to continue to grow, create more jobs, and strengthen local economies. Not only will hotels benefit, but so will their employees and guests. Many jobs in local communities are also dependent on a thriving hotel and tourism sector. We look forward to seeing tax reform signed into law to strengthen industries across the United States.”

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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