Association Statement on Senate GOP Targeted Relief Package Vote
Washington, D.C. (Sept. 10, 2020) – National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Sean Kennedy released the following statement on today’s vote on the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act in the Senate:
“For almost six months, the restaurant industry has been managing on-going shutdowns and major disruptions that have wreaked havoc on the nation’s second-largest employer. Millions remain without jobs and far too many restaurants have closed altogether.
“Restaurants have had eight weeks of support in a pandemic that has disrupted their businesses for six months. Congress and the Administration agree that small businesses need more support to survive. The inclusion of the second round of the PPP is proof of that. It’s time for them to focus bipartisan efforts and pass PPP on its own to keep doors open and people employed while longer-term solutions can be considered.”