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Craig Renews Call for Restaurant, Venue Assistance
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/23/2020

U.S. Rep Angie Craig spoke on the House floor about the urgent need for a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill that supports small businesses, with targeted aid to restaurants and venues that have been hit hard by the pandemic. As cases rise across the country and necessary measures are taken to save lives, many of the hardest-hit businesses face increased restrictions.

"Nearly eight months ago, our lives changed drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases surging across the country, the risk of devastation to our small businesses is significantly increasing," said Craig. "Main Street businesses are the backbone of local economies. They bring value to our communities and to our lives. We must act with urgency to support those most impacted by the pandemic."

Earlier this year, Craig introduced the Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program Act to allow small businesses who have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to apply for a second round of PPP funding to keep their businesses running. Craig is also a cosponsor of the RESTAURANTS Act and the Save Our Stages Act to provide targeted assistance to specific industries impacted disproportionately by the pandemic.

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