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OHI Concludes Day 2 of Capitol Hill Meetings, Advocates Lowering Taxes for Small Businesses

OHI leadership (formerly National ARVC) wrapped up its second day of Capitol Hill meetings last week, advocating for RV parks and campgrounds, including legislation to reduce taxes and fees for small businesses.

After 17 meetings, the team added discussions with the offices of more members of Congress, including Sens. Patricia Murray (D-Washington), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Shelley Capito (R-West Virginia), Ted Budd (R-North Carolina), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming).

The team also discussed the Credit Card Competition Act, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, and the Death Tax Repeal Act, along with proposed legislation that would grant small businesses a 90-day grace period to address website-based ADA compliance issues prior to any legal action.

Discussions on May 8 focused on senators involved in relevant committees or legislation, including Sens. Katie Britt (R-Alabama), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Montana), Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), John Kennedy (R-Louisiana), Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Eric Schmitt (R-Missouri), Mark Warner (D-Virginia), and Todd Young (R-Indiana).

Additional significant conversations occurred at the National Outdoor Recreation Executive Forum with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana), and Rep. Katie Porter (D-California), along with Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Arkansas) and Gov. Doug Burgum (North Dakota).

In three days, OHI engaged in significant discussions with over 30 influential legislators. As the national voice of the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, our focus this week has been to advocate for legislation that will help our industry be more successful and to showcase the positive impact our industry has on the nation’s economy,” OHI President and CEO Paul Bambei, said in a press release.

The organization plans further meetings this summer to keep the momentum on these legislative priorities. “We are and always have been the watchdog for RV parks and campgrounds, and we’re honored to give our valued members a powerful voice in Washington,” Bambei said.

OHI is a national association representing the interests of private RV parks and campgrounds across North America. OHI provides over 3,000 members exclusive access to educational resources, networking opportunities, business and marketing tools, and member-only benefits and discounts.

For more information, visit OHI’s website here.

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May 13, 2024 12:02 pm

I’m a bit concerned about how small businesses like RV parks and campgrounds might struggle without tax reductions. It’s important for lawmakers to back bills like the Main Street Tax Certainty Act and the Death Tax Repeal Act to help ease financial pressures on these businesses.

Leo Starlight
Leo Starlight
May 14, 2024 3:44 am
Reply to  JadeHawk1237

I hear you about the tax reductions for small businesses. It’s crucial for lawmakers to support bills like the Main Street Tax Certainty Act and the Death Tax Repeal Act. Let’s keep pushing for these changes to help our small business owners thrive in this challenging landscape.

May 13, 2024 5:21 pm

Did you know that OHI’s recent Capitol Hill efforts have really caught the eye of some influential lawmakers? They’re thinking about rolling out extra tax breaks for RV parks and campgrounds. How exciting is that? Don’t forget to join the virtual town halls to stay in the loop!

May 13, 2024 6:01 pm

Guess what? OHI had some cool discussions at Capitol Hill about boosting tourism and outdoor fun. They’re teaming up with others to make a big impact with their plans. Pretty awesome, right?

May 13, 2024 9:11 pm

Did you see that unexpected move by OHI? They’re all in on supporting eco-friendly practices! Plus, they’re not just talking. they’re actively exploring grants for small outdoor hospitality businesses. That’s a real commitment to sustainability and inclusivity. Kudos to OHI for pushing for positive changes!

May 14, 2024 2:03 am

Isn’t it cool how the Outdoor Hospitality Industry is teaming up with partners to push for tax breaks? Data analytics backing RV parks’ worth is a game-changer! What are your thoughts?

Iris Flight
Iris Flight
May 14, 2024 8:46 am
Reply to  travelTalesTom

It’s quite impressive to see the Outdoor Hospitality Industry collaborating with partners to advocate for tax cuts. Lowering taxes for small businesses can have a positive impact on economic growth.


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