Congress returns to D.C., giving us an opportunity for one last-ditch effort before the election season ramps up to advocate for relief. We have a small window in the next three weeks to get what we need, and our industry needs your help. AHLA will be launching a new grassroots effort to accomplish this goal, which is outlined below.
In the meantime, Senate Republicans will vote today on a revamped “skinny” coronavirus stimulus package, titled “Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act,” which includes a number of our priorities such as providing $258 billion in funding for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans and creating liability protections for businesses open during the pandemic. The $500 billion proposal is narrowly targeted to focus on key issues supported by the Republican conference.
Democrats in both the House and Senate have announced their opposition to the proposal. The House returns next week and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that the House will not consider the Senate Republican legislation.
Starting Monday, AHLA will launch a HotelsAct #SAVEHOTELJOBS campaign to ensure the hotel industry’s top priorities are top of mind for Members of Congress. We need you to act – as often as possible – through calls, letters, and social posts to flood the offices of Members of Congress.
This is one of the last chances we have for real, meaningful legislation before the election.
It is imperative that they hear from you!