Milwaukee restaurant owner discusses pandemic relief with President-elect Biden

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee restaurant owner had a special opportunity Wednesday, Dec. 2. He got a chance to speak directly with President-elect Biden.

Dan Jacobs, the owner of DanDan restaurant, was one of four people from across the country who met with Biden on Zoom.

Each talked about how the pandemic has impacted their jobs and lives.

Jacobs pressed the president to pass a restaurant relief bill that has passed in the House, but stalled in the Senate.

"The Restaurant Act would allow us to bridge to a post-vaccine world where we could get our staffs back to work, to galvanize Wisconsin's tourism industry, encouraging people to eat in Wisconsin establishments," Jacobs said. 

"We gotta make sure businesses like yours, Dan, have the resources they need -- in addition to the guidance and health and safety standards to open safely -- that will help businesses stay open and hire workers like all of you," Biden said. 

The president-elect also called on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium until the crisis is over.

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