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Commerce secretary nominee could advance travel industry agenda

Excerpt from The Hill

May 28, 2013 1:00 am

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Let’s not have any delusions about what Pritzker can accomplish. She’s said to be a great consensus builder, but Congress hasn’t exactly exhibited an appetite for compromise in recent years.

— Dennis Schaal

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Congressional lawmakers and travel industry advocates expect President Obama’s nominee to head up the Commerce Department to aggressively pursue ways to boost foreign travel to the United States and steel the nations economy.

Penny Pritzker, the heiress to the Hyatt hotel fortune, told lawmakers on Thursday that as Commerce secretary she would continue knocking down travel barriers to feed billions more into the economy and create more U.S. jobs.

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