As the voice of the restaurant and foodservice 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 and protect them from proposed legislation and regulations that threaten their economic livelihood and safety. Below are federal laws, policies, and programs that are on the Association’s front burner.


The Year Ahead in Legislation

In the latest Association podcast, EVP, Public Affairs Sean Kennedy and VP, State Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy Mike Whatley discuss a number of federal and state issues that are on the front burner for restaurants this year.

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For restaurants fighting inflation, policymakers can help

From international trade to transportation to second chance hiring, policymakers should move rapidly on measures that can help restaurants remain cornerstones in our communities in 2022 and beyond. Learn more.