This pandemic has wreaked havoc on many small businesses within our district. Fifty-four percent of New York restaurant owners report they may be faced with permanent closures. This level of unemployment is unacceptable. Our campaign is focused on helping small businesses recover and survive in a post-pandemic environment. Although it will take some time for businesses to return to a semblance of normalcy, there are steps which can be taken to help mitigate the devastating effects of COVID upon our businesses. I will advocate to…
- Provide rent relief for small businesses.
- Provide payroll relief for owners so they can maintain employees.
- Demand Congress to pass the Restaurants Act, which would provide $120B in direct relief.