Bipartisan, bicameral group is committed to replenishing the relief fund for local restaurants.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) joined U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) as the primary sponsors of the RESTAURANTS Act and released the following statement urging Congress to replenish the relief fund for local restaurants following a recent update from the Small Business Administration:
"We knew this rescue program would see high demand given the intense need during the economic crisis. While our work to prioritize those most in need – including the smallest businesses and priority groups identified in the legislation – appears to be successful in the first round, the extraordinary demand for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund shows that Congress must do more to help. We need to work swiftly in a bipartisan way to replenish this critical fund so that all local restaurants can access the relief required for a full recovery.”