Congresswoman Visits Waltham to Discuss Covid Aid for Resturants

Published by Chris Wangler- May 7, 2021.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-5) visited the Mighty Squirrel brewery on Waverley Oaks Road Thursday to discuss the American Rescue Plan’s multi-billion dollar revitalization grant for restaurants.
“I thank the founders of Mighty Squirrel and the other restaurant owners who joined us to talk about how the funding in the American Rescue Plan can help our restaurants and small businesses not only survive, but grow,” Clark said.
Along with Mighty Squirrel’s Naveen Pawar, Rep. Clark met with Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, Waltham Chamber head Molyna Richards, State Rep. John Lawn, Sally Collura of the Tea Leaf and others.
Left to right: Naveen Pawar of Mighty Squirrel, Molyna Richards of the Waltham Chamber and Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy. Photo: Office of Rep. Katherine Clark
 
A release from her office said Clark came to Waltham to recognize Small Business Week and promote the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) newly launched $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of President Biden’s massive American Rescue Plan.
Restaurants and related businesses have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.
 
The federal emergency assistance is for eligible restaurants, breweries, bars and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. The SBA also offers more Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and aid for shuttered venues.
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, designed to help the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic, was signed into law in early March by President Biden.
Rep. Clark is the Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and represents Waltham and other nearby communities in Washington.
Photos: Office of Rep. Katherine Clark