A number of politicians spoke before members of the hotel industry during AH&LA's Legislative Action Summit this week to offer their opinions regarding government issues that are affecting the lodging and travel industries. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she supports the JOLT Act, which could create 1 million jobs by 2020 through an influx of tourists. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano highlighted efforts by the TSA to ease travel for consumers through risk-based screening and the Global Entry program.

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