WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian American Hotel Owners Association President and CEO Chip Rogers praised the House Appropriations Committee today for including language in the annual Labor Department spending bill to roll back recent job-killing regulations. The bill blocks the use of funds to implement or enforce the new overtime rule or to change the joint employer standard.
“Small businesses provide three-fourths of all new jobs in America, but they’re being decimated by the never-ending red tape coming out of Washington,” said Rogers. “Sadly, what the bureaucrats in the Labor Department and political appointees at the NLRB don’t get is that the attack on our country’s job creators is also an attack on the workers who are eager to fill those jobs.”
Rogers continued, “The House Appropriations Committee has taken a clear stand for jobs and small business owners by blocking the overtime rule and the expanded joint employer standard in this year’s labor spending bill. We thank Chairman Rogers and the entire committee for their work and dedication to these important issues.”
Founded in 1989, AAHOA (www.aahoa.com) is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 15,000 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States.