The Industry Advocacy Committee & INN PAC
As leaders in the hotel industry, we have an important role in protecting and promoting the American economy, and we should be proud of that. We need to ensure that our regulators and politicians are aware of our importance to the economy, and one of the best ways to increase awareness is through INN PAC, the political action committee of the IHG Owners Association.
INN PAC was created to provide InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG) owners and operators with strong representation in our U.S. Capitol. Formed in 1978 as a voluntary, non-partisan political action committee, INN PAC is dedicated to the preservation of free enterprise. INN PAC amplifies your political voice, educating and mobilizing members to become more politically active, and supporting candidates who promote legislation and policies that create a fair business environment, allowing the lodging industry to create jobs and grow the economy.
The Association’s Industry Advocacy Committee, who oversees INN PAC, works to have an impact on the outcome of federal elections and ensure that the lodging industry’s concerns are heard in Washington. The Committee periodically reviews and evaluates the positions and voting records of Congressional candidates. These evaluations are used to determine the best ways to support members of Congress whose voting records have improved the climate for travel and tourism, including small business owners. These members have introduced and supported legislation that improves your ability to run a successful hotel, such as expanding visa programs or voted in opposition to legislation that could significantly harm your business.
Coordinated activity—INN PAC contributions, IHG’s public affairs activity and AH&LA’s lobbying in Washington—all add up to an industry that is organized and effective in promoting our positions. INN PAC uses contributions for political purposes and is subject to the prohibitions and limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. To learn more about INN PAC, please click here to log in to your Association account. User I.D. and password required.