The U.S. Senate Has Voted in Support of a Restaurant Relief Fund During Pandemic Budget Negotiations
Today, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a budget amendment that would provide much-needed relief for the food and beverage industry. In a 90-10 vote, lawmakers passed the Restaurant Rescue Plan, which is based on the original Restaurant Act originally introduced by Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer last June. The strong show of support for the amendment, proposed by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), is an important milestone since the vote is the first getting senators strongly in favor of a dedicated restaurant relief fund.