Investing In America’s Tourism and Hospitality Workforce and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, will convene a hearing titled, “Investing In America’s Tourism and Hospitality Workforce and Small Businesses,” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. This hearing will examine the state of the tourism and hospitality workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the experiences and challenges of small businesses in those sectors. Additionally, this hearing will review regional impacts of COVID-19 on economies that rely on the tourism and hospitality workforce and provide insight on how Congress can support workers and small businesses as the travel and tourism industry rebounds.

Witnesses

  • Mr. Drew Daly, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CruiseOne, Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc. 
  • Mr. Bill Lupfer, President and CEO, Florida Attractions Association
  • Mr. Shaundell Newsome, Chair, Urban Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas
  • Mr. D. Taylor, President, UNITE HERE

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

3:00 p.m. EDT

Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

SR-253

This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream. 

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Testimony

  • Mr. Bill Lupfer

    President and CEO
    Florida Attractions Association
    Download Testimony (177.05 KB)
  • Mr. D. Taylor

    President
    UNITE HERE
    Download Testimony (163.76 KB)
  • Mr. Drew Daly

    Senior Vice President and General Manager
    CruiseOne, Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc.
    Download Testimony (180.92 KB)
  • Mr. Shaundell Newsome

    Chair
    Urban Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas
    Download Testimony (269.19 KB)