The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on the coronavirus stimulus bill released by the Problem Solvers Caucus.
“We applaud the Problem Solvers Caucus for introducing their bipartisan coronavirus stimulus bill, which we hope will break the partisan stalemate in Washington and get urgent help to those most affected by the pandemic. The hotel industry and the millions of employees we support have been devastated by COVID-19 and resulting drop in travel. We desperately need additional support to survive this crisis. Small business hoteliers—which comprise 61 percent of our industry—and our employees cannot wait until after the election for Congress to act. We urge Congress to come together in a bipartisan way and find comprehensive solutions to move our country forward through this crisis.”