BUDA CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 7197
U.S. House of Representatives Bill Establishes Restaurant Revitalization Fund
BUDA, TX - Nov. 4, 2020 - The Buda City Council adopted a resolution in support of U.S. House of Representatives Bill 7197. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) introduced H.R. 7197 in June.
H.R. 7197, also known as the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020, creates a new one hundred twenty billion dollar ($120,000,000,000) grant program to provide financial relief to restaurants through 2020 due to COVID-19. It would establish a Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide structured relief to food service or drinking establishments through Dec. 31, 2020. Under H.R. 7197, the Department of Treasury will make grants available to eligible food and beverage purveyors to cover specific costs.
The Main Street Advisory Board voted to support the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020 at their Oct. 14 meeting.
“The Main Street Advisory Board proudly support the restaurant and food and drink industries in our vibrant city,” said Main Street Advisory Board Member Matthew Putzi. “As partners with them in the development of our city, and as neighbors who understand the strain of these unprecedented times, we have adopted a resolution in support of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.”
Main Street Advisory Board Member Wayne Justice added, “We do not want to miss this opportunity to generate assistance for restaurants and bars in Buda, especially as the winter season approaches. If the bill is passed, the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020 would help our local establishments recoup some of their losses, retain employees and maintain operations moving forward.”
The Main Street Advisory Board encourages the community to contact their respective members of the United States’ Congress to show support for the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020.