With the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) completely out of funds and shut down for the last month – and against the backdrop of trillions of dollars being proposed for infrastructure and progressive legislative priorities – another bill to replenish the RRF was filed again this week. The Entrepreneurs Need Timely Replenishment for Eating Establishments Act (ENTRÉE Act), adding another $60 billion to the RRF, was filed this week by republican Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), ranking member on the House Committee on Small Business. A separate bipartisan proposal was filed last month – the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021 – by Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) along with Pennsylvania Congressmen Earl Blumenhauer and Brian Fitzpatrick, but to date there’s been no movement on it in Congress. In addition to replenishing the RRF with another $60 billion in new funding, the ENTRÉE Act would eliminate the priority application window (preferential treatment for women and socioeconomically disadvantaged business owners) which led to several successful legal challenges to the RRF. With Luetkemeyer’s proposal now pending as well, one would hope that Congress would begin to focus on resurrecting the RRF with additional funding for the restaurant industry.