Sen. Kaine introduces bill to help hotels

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) has introduced a bill to help hotels as they rebound from the pandemic.

The Restored, Equitable, Coronavirus Adjusted Lodging (RECAL) Act would freeze per diem rates to federal employees when they travel and stay at hotels to pre-pandemic rates.

Each year, the General Services Administration sets per diem rates for hotels based on the market and demand from the previous year. Due to the pandemic, many didn’t travel, leading to low prices in 2020. The bill would freeze the rates from being impacted by low 2020 rates.

“If the GSA did their