10.21.20

Democrats Continue To Block Additional COVID Relief

“Schumer and Pelosi continue to hold up real relief that could help the American people today”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) called out Democrats for their continued obstruction and refusal to provide additional relief for the American people:

“It’s absolutely shameful that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi continue to hold up real relief that could help the American people today,” Senator Perdue. “Once again, the Senate voted on a critical COVID-19 package focused on getting people back to work, getting kids safely back to school, and beating this virus with more resources for PPE, testing, and vaccines. Instead, Democrats are still trying to push their radical, socialist policies to be included, which have nothing to do with COVID-19. We have already secured $2.9 trillion in federal funding directed at helping American workers, businesses, families, hospitals, and communities. In Georgia, we specifically directed over $47 billion to help our state combat this crisis. It is time for the Democrats to stop holding Georgians and the American people hostage and work with us to deliver this much needed relief. As I have done from the start of this pandemic, I will continue fighting every single day to beat this virus and to secure additional assistance to help all of our communities.”

In Georgia, $47.2 billion of federal funding went to combat COVID, including:

  • $14.7 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program
  • $6.5 billion for hospitals and healthcare providers
  • $4.1 billion for state and local governments
  • $969 million for education efforts
  • $262 million for increased testing
  • $2 million for telehealth services

In the fight against COVID, Senator Perdue has directly:

  • Helped small businesses access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans 
  • Ensured seniors, individuals, and families received relief checks
  • Introduced SCHOOL ACT to help safely get kids back to school
  • Located personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers
  • Pushed bipartisan solution to address shortage of doctors and nurses
  • Increased resources to expand testing, treatments, and vaccines
  • Expanded telehealth and broadband access for rural communities
  • Secured H-2A workers for farmers during planting season
  • Repatriated nearly 70 Georgians from around the world
  • Reached one million Georgians across all 159 counties

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