Blumenauer, Fitzpatrick, Sinema, Wicker Statement on Restaurant Revitalization Fund

May 12, 2021
Press Release
Bipartisan, bicameral group is committed to replenishing the relief fund for local restaurants.

Following an update from the Small Business Administration on the high demand for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), along with U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) – the primary sponsors of the RESTAURANTS Act – released this statement on the need for Congress to replenish the relief fund for local restaurants:

"We knew this rescue program would see high demand given the intense need during the economic crisis. While our work to prioritize those most in need – including the smallest businesses and priority groups identified in the legislation – appears to be successful in the first round, the extraordinary demand for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund shows that Congress must do more to help. We need to work swiftly in a bipartisan way to replenish this critical fund so that all local restaurants can access the relief required for a full recovery.”