FEDERAL UPDATE – September 10, 2020

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, […]

federal update – September 3, 2020

Industry Relief: Congress is still on recess through Labor Day but we must continue to prepare for Congress’ return to ensure that when a final relief package is passed, it includes relief, protection and stimulus for the travel industry. Urge Congress to pass legislation benefiting the entire travel industry immediately. TAKE ACTION NOW AHLA State […]


Industry Relief: Congress is officially on recess through Labor Day. Though the U.S. House of Representatives came to Washington for a special session to provide additional funding to the U.S. Postal Service, they did not take up additional coronavirus relief legislation—and the U.S. Senate is not expected to return to vote on the U.S. Postal Service […]

Federal Update- August 6, 2020

STEP Act: AzLTA joined Senator Kyrsten Sinema in a press release announcing the introduction of the bipartisan STEP Act. This legislation modifies existing Economic Development Administration grant programs to provide direct support to Arizona’s tourism industry and promote economic recovery from the coronavirus. Additional PPP Guidance Released: The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department released additional Paycheck Protection […]

Federal Update- July 30, 2020

Bipartisan HOPE Act introduced: This week, U.S. Congressmen Van Taylor (R-TX-03), Al Lawson (D-FL-05), and Andy Barr (R-KY-06), introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to provide economic support to the commercial real estate (CRE) market, especially for businesses with Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) debt, and the millions of Americans they employ. H.R. 7809, the Helping Open Properties […]

Federal UPDATE- JULY 23, 2020

Great American Outdoors Act: The House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act yesterday, sending the Act to the President for signature. The Great American Outdoors Act would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanent and mandatory. Further, this bill would establish the National Parks and Public Land Restoration Fund to address […]


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Data ReleasedThe Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Treasury released detailed loan-level data related to the 4.9 million loans provided under the PPP which was passed by Congress in the CARES Act in March of this year. The data is available here.  According to the data released by the […]


As part of AHLA’s “Roadmap to Recovery”, we urged Congress to help incentivize Americans to travel again when it’s safe, including a temporary tax incentive to domestic travel and restoring the business entertainment expense deduction. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced The American Trip Act this week, which includes the following highlights:  Provides a $4,000 travel credit for individuals, […]