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Cruz Statement on Restaurant COVID-19 Relief Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made the following comments about his vote on the Small Business Covid Relief Act of 2022:

Small businesses and restaurants in Texas have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Biden administration’s policies that have driven inflation to record levels. The Democrats’ draconian shutdowns destroyed these businesses and put millions of Americans out of work. I support responsibly providing relief, and we should pay for it by repurposing already authorized and appropriated COVID-19 relief funds, billions of which remains unspent. I filed an amendment to do exactly this, but unfortunately Democrats appear to be more interested in irresponsibly driving up spending, which will only worsen inflation and the prices of everyday goods.