March 17, 2022

Duckworth, Schakowsky, Illinois Small Business Owners Highlight Impacts of American Rescue Plan


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09) and small business owners from Small Business Majority’s network highlighted how, a year after being signed into law, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is continuing to help small businesses across the state. Alan Moy, a small business owner who runs Viet Nom Nom in Evanston, and Javier Haro, owner of Food He.Ro in Chicago, joined the elected officials to discuss how the ARP helped them. The ARP provided more than 4,000 restaurants with support through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, saving an estimated 45,000 jobs.

“With the American Rescue Plan—thanks to Democrats and President Biden—we were able to provide necessary resources for our hardest-hit small businesses, help our schools safely re-open and boost support for local municipalities in every corner of our state,” said Duckworth. “And while not a single Republican voted for this bill, every American is benefitting from it as it impacts are felt in so many aspects of our daily lives. I was proud to support the American Rescue Plan one year ago, and I’m going to keep working for policies that help our small businesses, support our working families, and allow our economy to thrive.”

Duckworth proudly supported the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden last March. The ARP put money into the pockets of working families and continues to support hard-hit small businesses, help schools stay open safely, provide local municipalities with necessary resources and improve testing and vaccine distribution programs.

Small Business Majority is an organization that works with small businesses nationwide to support America’s diverse entrepreneurs and help to build a more equitable economy for all.