Sen. Blumenthal promotes push for replenishing emergency restaurant fund
Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited restaurants around Connecticut Sunday as he pushes colleagues in Congress to replenish the federal restaurant fund.
He says restaurants are closing at a faster rate than any other small business in the wake of the pandemic.
Blumenthal met with the owner of Metric Bar & Grill in downtown Bridgeport. He says he's working with senators from both parties to push for more federal funding for restaurants.
He says he hopes there will be a vote on the matter within the next couple of weeks.