In the ‘never say never category’, the US House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) with an additional appropriation of $42 billion. But, before we get too excited about the extra round of funding to help restaurants recover from the coronavirus pandemic, realize that it still must pass the Senate, which will be on recess for the next couple of weeks. The House bill, passed on a vote of 223 – 203 with only a handful of republicans supporting the measure, was written by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dean Phillips (D-MN). Similar legislation is already pending in the Senate, authored by democrat Ben Cardin (D-MD) and republican Roger Wicker (R-MS), but winning approval in the upper chamber will be a greater challenge as 60 votes are needed for passage in the Senate. More than a handful of Senate republicans will be needed in the 50-50 Senate.