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AH&LA’s Brian Crawford on Health Care and Labor Issues

AH&LA’s Brian Crawford on Health Care and Labor Issues

In January, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) appointed Brian Crawford to the role of vice president of governmental and political affairs. Crawford previously served as chief of staff to Florida Congressman Tom Rooney (R). In his new role ...

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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Again

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Again

On Monday, Feb. 10, the White House announced that it is giving employers more time to comply with the rollout of the new health care mandate for all full-time employees. The new rules will give companies with 50 to 99 ...

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Hotel Industry Urges Congress to Pass Budget Deal

Hotel Industry Urges Congress to Pass Budget Deal

A bipartisan deal was announced on Dec. 10 that would set spending levels for the federal government for two years and partially replace unpopular spending cuts of the sequester with other savings. The negotiations were led by House Budget Chairman ...

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Lodging Industry Supports Patent Reform Bill

Lodging Industry Supports Patent Reform Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Committee member Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined together Nov. 18 to introduce legislation to protect businesses and innovators who are being improperly targeted by so-called “patent trolls.” The Patent Transparency and Improvements ...

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