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Working Lunch: Core industry issues front and center in Washington, D.C. this week

Plus, California passes nation’s first statewide Universal Basic Income Program

This week, Washington, D.C. was a hotbed of legislative activity critically important to restaurant operators. Hearings on the nominations of industry adversaries, pieces of the PRO Act potentially being passed through reconciliation, the infrastructure bill and the fate of paid leave and childcare are just a few of the issues in play during a busy week in the nation’s capital. The Align Public Strategies Working Lunch team dives into all that and try to sort it all out.

Plus, California has just passed the nation’s first statewide Universal Basic Income Program. Whether it’s UBI, the CARES Act, unemployment benefits or forgivable loans to employers, the team discusses the growing bi-partisan consensus around direct government payments to both individuals and small businesses.

The team covers both those issues and wrap it up with the legislative scorecard on today’s episode.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.


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