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Congressional Advocacy: Support needed from NEW YORK to restart negotiations in Washington NOW

Aug 13, 2020

Good afternoon, New York Friends!

Thank you so much for all of your engagement in support of travel and tourism over the last several months. Unfortunately, after making significant progress on many of our priorities to provide relief, protection and stimulus for our industry, Congress and the administration ceased negotiations over the weekend and have yet to resume discussions about the next relief bill.

We are collecting signatures for letters to send to each of the four leaders, as well as the administration, urging them to come back to the table immediately and find a path forward on the next bill. The U.S. economy—and especially the travel industry—cannot afford to wait any longer for additional relief.

Thank you to the many of you already signed a letter sent to Minority Leader Schumer last month. We are asking to include your signature on the current letter and will automatically include you, unless you want to be removed, which you may do so at this link.

I highly encourage you to share with others across the state to sign on, which they may do so by clicking this link, selecting New York from the dropdown menu and following the prompts. We are asking for just one signature per organization at this time. Please make sure any new participants sign on by 3:00 p.m. ET tomorrow, August 13.

We will be circulating this letter to leadership on Friday morning. Keeping and bringing back travel jobs is necessary for recovery, not only of our industry but also of our country, and it is essential that we accentuate the real urgency of having Congress act now.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions as we continue to work toward relief and recovery for travel and tourism.

As always, we are so appreciative of your support!


Angie Briggs | Vice President, Industry Relations
U.S. Travel Association 1100 New York Avenue, NW | Suite 450 | Washington, D.C. 20005
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