Connecticut Lodging Association
Coronavirus Update 6/17/2021
Tell Your Elected Officials to Replenish the RRF
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) has been an incredibly effective recovery tool for the restaurant industry, but for too many owners, the $28.6 billion in funding won’t last long enough for them receive a dollar in disaster funding. The SBA estimates that they need at least an additional $50 billion just to fund the applications submitted before the application portal was closed.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have introduced the RRF Replenishment Act, which directs $60 billion in funding to the SBA, allowing them to complete the mission and provide sorely needed recovery dollars for the restaurant industry.

Many here in Washington think that the return to indoor dining means that the restaurants will be fully back to normal within a few months. The truth is that this industry is incredibly vulnerable and faces a long path to recovery. We need this bill.

Please add your voice, share your perspective, and together we can move Congress to support our favorite local restaurants.
Live Streaming Conversation with  U.S. Secretary of Commerce On The Return of Travel & Tourism
Don’t miss this special episode of the Forum Speaker Series featuring U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina M. Raimondo, who will discuss the Biden Administration’s latest plans and projections for economic recovery and the key role of travel.
Also joining this Forum session are Brand USA President & CEO, Chris Thompson, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation President & CEO and AHLA Chair of the Board, Mark Hoplamazian, who will discuss the return of international travel and what to expect this summer as leisure travel resumes.

We’ll cover lots of important topics during this critical time for our industry.

Wednesday, June 23
1pm EDT