U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer


This week, House Democrats took much-needed action to help Fifth District small businesses and restaurants hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yesterday, I was proud to bring to the House Floor and secure passage of the Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022 and I urge the Senate to act swiftly to send this legislation to President Biden’s desk.

The Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Businesses Act ensures small businesses and restaurants in Maryland have the tools they need throughout their ongoing recovery.

This bill would provide an additional $42 billion in funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, secure $13 billion to support hard-hit small businesses, and provide assistance to entertainment venues in Maryland and across the country.

I’ve talked to several owners and employees at small businesses and restaurants in the Fifth District throughout the pandemic, and heard first-hand how challenging these years have been. That’s why I worked hard to deliver urgent relief to keep their doors open, their lights on, and their employees on the payroll.

I also fought for federal relief that would allow for small businesses and restaurants to adapt to the pandemic in ways that would not have been possible in the past, including expanding food delivery options.

I will continue to support our small businesses and restaurants, and advocate for their needs going forward.

As always, I encourage all Fifth-District residents to continue sharing their concerns and feedback with me by contacting my office or connecting with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

If you are need of assistance, such as with help accessing veterans’ benefits or have another issue regarding a federal agency, and you wish for my office to place an inquiry on your behalf, please complete the casework request form by clicking here.

Sincerely Yours,

Steny H. Hoyer

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  1. Handouts to businesses won’t do much when the thing they really, really need is workers.

    1. Weep in it troll!!!! You voted for the dumbocrats, they handed out all the free money and now look at the country!!! FJB FJB FJB….FBD FBD FBD

      1. As usual, that is a really immature and uniformed response that has nothing to do with my post.

  2. “Dumb dogs best friend says: April 10, 2022 at 4:52 pm Because you don’t understand English, here’s another L” You realize you just replied to your own post? No you probably don’t.

  3. Hey No Clue, do you have any actual thoughts on the proposed House Bill or the needs of small businesses and restaurants in Southern Maryland? Or are you just going to keep making your infantile comments?

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