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Association Staff & Members Attend Public Affairs Conference in Washington, DC

Thursday, April 16, 2015  
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This week, representatives from the New York Restaurant Association and our members joined hospitality leaders from across the nation to talk to Congress and the U.S. Senate representatives about policies that affect our businesses. We were in Washington D.C. as part of the annual National Restaurant Association’s Public Affairs Conference.

During our time in Washington we meet with Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Chris Collins, and several other representatives and their staffs to get our message of job creation and productivity to our elected leaders.

Some topics we discussed included:


  • Expanding the full time requirement for the Affordable Care act from 30 hours to 40 hours per week.
  • Making permanent the 15 year Restaurant Depreciation Tax Credit so it would not require continuous approval and operators could count on it indefinitely.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform to allow workers in the industry a way to become citizens.
  • Providing a tax credit for charitable food donations to food banks and other charities.
  • Reigning in the detrimental rulings from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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