Click below to watch National Restaurant Association Vice President Sean Kennedy provide a 90 second update on where things stand in Washington, D.C. and where the National Restaurant Association's focus is right now.
As Congress works to craft the next phase of COVID-19 response legislation, the National Restaurant Association appreciates the bipartisan consensus developed for a number of items important to our industry. We will continue to press for adoption of a broader industry-specific recovery plan but would like to provide our perspective on the proposals currently in discussion for inclusion.
Several provisions included in the recent Democratic and Republican recovery plans would help provide critical relief to restaurants and employees. These include:
The National and Louisiana Restaurant Associations support these components, many of which are contained in the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival, and we urge you to include them in any final agreement. Read full letter here.
Tell Congress: Stop the Surprise PPP Tax LiabilityDid you know that restaurant operators who had Protection Program (PPP) loans forgiven may lose some key tax deductions, creating a surprise tax liability? And that the majority of restaurants might not be eligible for a new round of PPP funding? These two critical issues are why you need to take action now to protect restaurants from a surprise tax liability.
Congress needs to hear from restaurants now. Negotiations are ongoing for this final relief package and time is of the essence! CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION