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Yesterday 9/9/2021, members of the House Committee on Small Business gathered to review the budget reconciliation package. They had the opportunity to include additional restaurant relief in the budget currently before the U.S. Congress but did not commit to action. While that’s disappointing, we were encouraged to hear members of the committee speak passionately about our industry’s crisis. There are murmurings of a bicameral solution to bring us the support we need, and we are anxiously awaiting more information.
Although this is not the result we hoped for, it is a clear indication that your voices are being heard. Over 82% of you told us that you would likely close forever if Congress does not swiftly replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. We know the situation facing restaurants and bars is more dire than ever:
85% of restaurant and bar owners reported not receiving an RRF grant.
Over 82% of restaurant and bar owners report concern they will close without an RRF grant.
Nearly 1 in 5 restaurant owners reported having their credit scores reduced below 570 during the pandemic—many of these operators cannot take on any more loans.
Hundreds of thousands of neighborhood restaurants and bars are on the brink of permanent closure. It’s clear that some members of Congress understand our crisis—but not enough.
We need your help to ensure that replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund becomes law. Join us in urging Congress to #ReplenishRRF at (202) 224-3121 and by sharing our updated video voiced by Morgan Freeman.