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Tennessee's Rep. Cohen calls on Congress to provide relief for restaurants, entertainment

WZTV - Nashville logo WZTV - Nashville 9/25/2020 Adrian Mojica
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Memphis), is calling on Congress to include funding for entertainment venues and restaurants in the next Coronavirus Relief Bill.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip James Clyburn, Rep. Cohen calls on the leaders to include three bills he has co-sponsored in the relief package.

Rep. Cohen has co-sponsored the Save Our Stages Act, RESTAURANTS Act, and RESTART Act. "I strongly believe these bills are critical in supporting our vulnerable and precious music, restaurant and hospitality industries. As we continue to provide relief to struggling Americas amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s imperative that we look out for the little guy and provide necessary support to keep small businesses afloat," Rep. Cohen writes.

The RESTAURANTS Act, according to Rep. Cohen, would create a $120 billion fund at the Department of Treasury for independent restaurants through the end of the year that could be used on payroll, benefits, food, utilities, and rent.

Rep. Cohen also says his RESTART Act would allow mid-sized businesses such as hotels and gyms the ability to use Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds for needs to get their businesses "up and running again."

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