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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Solomon Keene
Solomon Keene, president of the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C., said the industry is already feeling the impact of an executive order issued last month by the Obama administration that requires agencies to cut 20 percent from their spending on travel, personal electronic devices, transportation and printing next year.
"This notion that any travel is bad travel is negative and has a negative impact," he said. "Don't eliminate travel - eliminate all the [travel] upgrades."