Statement on the confirmation of Alexander Acosta as labor secretary


WASHINGTON – Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Alexander Acosta as the secretary of labor:

“We applaud the Senate for confirming Alexander Acosta to be the next secretary of labor. There is a lot of work to be done on issues that are critically important to hotel owners—like the joint employer standard and overtime rule—and we look forward to working with the department to advance a pro-business agenda.”

Founded in 1989, AAHOA ( is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 16,500 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States.



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