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House Subcommittee Advances Bill Reauthorizing Brand USA

House Subcommittee Advances Bill Reauthorizing Brand USA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association commends the passage of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act (H.R. 4450) by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on a unanimous 22-0 vote.

“Reauthorization of Brand USA is one of the top priorities for the U.S. lodging industry, and as such passage of H.R. 4450 is of great importance to hoteliers,” said Vanessa Sinders, AH&LA senior vice president of government affairs. “This program has provided our country with a very successful program attracting tourists from around the world, given us a competitive edge, and provided invaluable stimulus for the continued strength of our industry and the national economy. Today’s vote demonstrates an awareness among the members of the subcommittee of the vital need for continuing this program and providing further stimulus.”

AH&LA hopes the full Energy and Commerce Committee will move quickly to consider this bill so that it can then be brought to the House floor for a final vote, Sinders added. Read the full release over at AH&LA.

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