California Capitol Hill Event Information


To expand communication between Washington and California, the California Institute provides periodic bulletins, briefings, and other information regarding current activity on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington that affects our state.


The California Institute for Federal Policy Research

invites you to attend a

Breakfast Briefing

"California Travel & Tourism:
Maintaining National Dominance and Economic Growth"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
2203 Rayburn House Office Building

California is the largest travel destination in the country with travel and tourism serving as the fourth largest employer in the state. Travelers to California in 2007 contributed $96.7 billion to the state’s economy, representing the fifth straight year of positive growth. This growth directly supports 925,000 jobs and generates $5.8 billion in local and state tax revenue. Tourism jobs cannot be exported overseas, and travel and tourism remains essential to both the California and national economies.

Members of the California Travel & Tourism Commission are focused on legislative issues of importance to the industry, to include the Travel Promotion Act, visa reform, and transportation reauthorization.

Please join these presenters as they highlight California’s priorities in growing and maintaining this important sector of our state and national economy.:

Caroline Beteta - Deputy Secretary for Tourism with the state's Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and President & CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission

* Travel Promotion Act , S. 1661and H.R. 3232

Linda Ulrich - Director of the Washington Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

* Washington Perspective

Andrew Firestone - Television Personality and Curtis Winery Executive

* Small Business Perspective on Travel Promotion

Bob Roberts - Chief Executive Officer, California Ski Industry Association

* Visa Reform

Please join us for this briefing on Wednesday, September 24. To attend the breakfast (acceptances only), please contact the California Institute 202-974-6384 or rsvp@calinst.org .

For assessing compliance with Congressional gift ban rules, note that the California Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that employs no lobbyists, and we anticipate this will be a widely-attended event.


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