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U.S. Senators Float New Covid Relief for Restaurant Industry

Jan. 5, 2022, 6:29 PM

Two senior senators are floating a new round of Covid-19 aid for U.S. restaurants and other service businesses hurt by the surge of infections caused by the omicron variant.

Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, head of the Small Business Committee, said he is working with Mississippi Republican Roger Wicker to build support for another relief package. They said the cost of the bill is still under discussion.

“The restaurant money is a fairness issue. Some restaurants got it and others did not,” Cardin said Wednesday, referring to past federal support during the Covid-19 crisis. “We started with restaurants but we ...