Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021

Floor Speech

Date: April 7, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, I also rise in strong support of this measure. This is about economic survival on Main Street. This is about helping our friends and neighbors that have plowed their lifesavings into a small business.

Just a couple of days ago, I got a phone call from Mr. Antonio Cagnolo, who has had a restaurant in my neighborhood for dozens of years. He said: Lou, for 2 years, I have taken every penny that I have to stay in business. I am at the end of my rope. If I don't get help, I am out of business, and I am going to lay off dozens and dozens of workers. Lou, I don't want a handout; I want a hand. I have paid my taxpayer dollars for years and years, and now I want you, the Federal Government, to help me stay alive.

I said: Mr. Cagnolo, we are going to be there for you. We will get you that support.

Folks, today, I ask you to please support this measure. Please help our small businesses on Main Street stay alive.