Biden Touts $28.6B Restaurant Relief Program, Orders Tacos
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has made a Cinco de Mayo taco and enchilada run to highlight his administration’s $28.6 billion program to help eateries that lost business because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Biden visited Taqueria Las Gemelas in Washington on Wednesday and ordered lunch.
The restaurant is owned in part by Mexican immigrants and was a beneficiary of a pilot version of the restaurant relief program.
Biden says the restaurant industry was "badly hurt" by the pandemic.
The aid for eateries is part of the administration’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
The White House says 186,200 restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses applied for the program over its first two days of accepting applications.