Sen. John Cornyn meets with amusement group in San Antonio about COVID-19 reduction plan

SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on Tuesday met with artists and venue house owners about a new federal grant program aimed at assisting the entertainment business get well from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants are offered as a result of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Software, proven by his Preserve Our Phases Act which was signed into legislation in December.

According to Cornyn, just above 100 Texas venues have currently gained help from the system, with $91 million likely to venues.

Sen. Cornyn said $16 billion in overall was made readily available, which was vital for the reason that the companies ended up frequently some of the 1st to shut and previous to reopen.


“We realized what we had accomplished for smaller organization, the pay test security plan in particular, which was incredibly well-liked that we experienced not coated quite a few segments of the overall economy, like our venues and songs venues,” Cornyn mentioned.

The plan will possible operate until the conclusion of the calendar year and the application system is nevertheless open up. Cornyn stated if much more assistance is essential he would like to increase the deadline.

Tuesday’s function was held at Jazz, TX at The Pearl. In addition to Sen. Cornyn, the subsequent people today participated in a roundtable dialogue about the funding:

  • Brent ‘Doc’ Watkins, Musician and Owner, Jazz, TX

  • Garrett Capps, Musician and Operator, The Lonesome Rose

  • Catalina Garza, Dancer/Instructor/Venue Owner, Quenedit Dance Faculty

  • Tim Handren, CEO, Santikos Leisure & Mayor of Boerne, TX

  • Daniel Rosen, Supervisor, Floore’s Country Shop

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