The President of the United States went to the Mexican restaurant “Las Gemelas” in Washington
Joe Biden First visit restaurant As president on Wednesday, go to the local Mexico food For memory May 5th And promote your government’s initiative to help such venues hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The president visited Las Gemelas taqueria in Washington, and ordered tacos and enchiladas for lunch.The restaurant, some owners Mexican immigration, Received financial assistance from the government assistance program.During this period Pandemic, His salary was reduced from 55 to 7 people, although he was later able to re-employ some people through a salary reduction plan before Biden took office.
The White House reported that in the first two days of the plan, Help restaurants, Orders have been received from 186,200 restaurants, bars and other venues. Women, veterans or low-income people own more than half of the houses. The plan totals 28.6 billion US dollars and is part of a US$1.9 trillion package launched by the government to revitalize the economy after the impact of the pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak is particularly cruel to restaurants. According to the Department of Labor, 2,700 of them no longer exist in the United States. In addition, 1.8 million jobs related to the department have disappeared, although some have returned since May last year.
Spend on Hotel and restaurant According to data from Opportunity Insights, a non-governmental organization that monitors economic opportunities, by April 2020, it has contracted by 60% compared to the same month last year. Currently, the contraction rate is 4.5% compared to pre-pandemic levels.
According to Biden’s rescue plan, bars and restaurants will be able to apply for subsidies equal to their total losses in the pandemic. The maximum subsidy for each company is US$10 million, and the maximum subsidy for each company is US$5 million.
The plan provided $9.5 billion for small restaurants and bars, with one-third of the requests coming from businesses that lost less than $500,000 before the pandemic. During the first 21 days of the plan, priority will be given to businesses owned by women, veterans, and people with low socioeconomic status.