San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the progress of applications for the American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a new initiative designed by House Democrats and implemented by President Biden to support small restaurants and bars struggling during the pandemic:
“In just a few short days, the landmark Restaurant Revitalization Fund developed by House Democrats and signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan has already drawn more than 186,000 applications – more than half from restaurants owned by women, veterans or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. This progress is a great credit to Democrats’ tireless work to outreach and engagement to ensure that vulnerable communities take full advantage of the resources available to them.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Congressional Democrats, the Main Street businesses essential to the economic success and vitality of America’s communities are getting the relief they need to reopen, rehire and thrive. Meanwhile, every Republican in Congress voted against helping our restaurants survive this crisis.
“As we continue to implement the life-saving benefits of the American Rescue Plan, the President and Democrats in Congress are hard at work to Build Back Better to create more good-paying jobs in all America’s communities.”
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