Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads - Elaine for Congress

Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads

Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads

Jessy’s was one of three local restaurants the politicians stopped at around lunchtime.

The team expressed their concerns about future funding and even language barriers for applying for that funding to Kaine and Luria.

Kaine said he took in all of their concerns and understands the need for continued funding as they go back to Congress next week.

Luria said after the conversation, she also recognizes how important the chambers of commerce are to these businesses’ success over the coming months.

“When we move forward in the next phase of legislation, those organizations that help businesses the resources, they need the resources to continue that work,” Luria said.

Kaine and Luria say they will be taking everything they learned in their visits Wednesday back to see what they can implement on the federal level.

The two also visited Tienda La Bendición and Bilu’s Colombian Restaurant in Virginia Beach.

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