A Banner Year for the Las Vegas Valleyby Representative Dina Titus
Posted on 2016-01-12
TITUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Ms. TITUS. Mr. Speaker, 2015 was a banner year for the Las Vegas
Valley. We broke records by welcoming more than 42 million visitors
from around the globe to enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer, and
that is thanks to the hardworking men and women at our hotels, our
restaurants, shops, casinos, and the supporting industries and
In particular, I would like to acknowledge Rossi Ralenkotter and his team at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The LVCVA has made Las Vegas not just a great place to live and work and visit, but also a brand that is recognizable worldwide.
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in my district for a tour of the Consumer Electronics Show and a roundtable with local government transportation, tourism, and economic development leaders. We discussed the [[Page H296]] intersection of transportation policy and the tourism industry, and we shared exciting new plans about how to revitalize our aging infrastructure.
With the passage of the FAST Act and provisions I helped secure to ensure travel and tourism are part of our transportation planning, we have in place a long-term bill that will help bring this vision to life.
Mr. Speaker, 2016 promises to be an even bigger and better year for Las Vegas. Come and see and enjoy it for yourself.