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 Hotel industry group spent $305,000 lobbying in first quarter; Cuba, family medical leave among issues

The American Hotel & Lodging Association - the hotel industry's main trade group - spent $305,000 lobbying federal officials in January, February and March, the Associated Press reports.

Its top issues? Travel to Cuba, labor, family medical leave and health insurance for small businesses. The article does not say what position the AH&LA lobbied for or against.

The trade group lobbied both houses of Congress and the Departments of Labor, Commerce and Homeland Security, according to a disclosure report filed April 19 with the House clerk's office, the AP reports.

By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY


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