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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Congressional stalling threatens restaurants’ future

Throughout the pandemic, restaurants across the country continually found ways to pivot and innovate their businesses to serve their communities and guests, and keep their workers employed—even as their own families were struggling to make ends meet. Congress has several, ready-to-go opportunities to help restaurants get back on a path to recovery and revitalization. It’s time to take action.