Both small and large, chain and independent restaurants across the country face a number of challenges in Congress, regulatory agencies and the courts. As the voice of restaurant and food service industry, the National Restaurant Association advocates for federal policies that help restaurants and their employees thrive in a safe and prosperous customer-driven business environment. Equally important, when proposed legislation and regulations threaten the economic livelihood and safety of restaurants and their workforce, we educate policymakers and agency executives on their detrimental impact and work with members of Congress and administrations on both sides of the aisle to prevent negative policies from advancing.  

Below are federal laws, policies and programs that are on the Association’s front burner as well as other topics we continue to monitor.