US Senate Democratic Leader and New York Senior Senator Chuck Schumer continued his fight to get COVID-19 relief for small business owners, including restaurant owners, at a press event this week in Athens, New York. Senator Schumer highlighted the provisions of the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act. The Act provides relief for New York’s smallest businesses that have been severely impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and it includes the provisions of the RESTAURANTS Act, a $120 billion economic relief package for independent restaurants and taverns.