04.02.20

Senator David Perdue Shares Coronavirus Resources On Georgia Radio

“Our entire team is on standby to help people get answers.”

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined Scott Ryfun, Scott James, and Chip Lyness on Georgia radio to discuss the coronavirus relief packages passed by Congress and what assistance is available to Georgians. Senator Perdue’s website, www.perdue.senate.gov/coronavirus, answers frequently asked questions and provides helpful information on how to apply for aid.

Click here or on the image below to listen.

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Highlights:

Resource Guide: “I’m spending all day every day talking to people about these relief programs. I have a resource guide on my website, www.perdue.senate.gov/coronavirus, with information about how to get these benefits. People can also call my Atlanta office at 404-865-0087. Our entire team is on standby to help people get answers.”

Striking The Right Balance: “We don’t want to kill the economy while we kill this virus, so we’re working to find a balance between protecting people from this illness and protecting their jobs so they have something to go back to. That’s why the relief bill we just passed is so critical. It’s all about protecting workers in America.”

Keeping Georgians Safe: “I think Governor Kemp has found the right balance. A shelter in place order will go into effect tomorrow. They closed the schools through the end of the school year. The National Guard has been called out for skilled nursing facilities. We’ve done about 20,000 tests in the state and are working to ramp that up.”

Lessons Learned: “One thing we’re learning is we were way too dependent on China in terms of our pharmaceutical supply chain and some of our medical supply chains. Believe me, we’re on that, and that will get corrected. The second thing is we didn’t have a strategic stockpile big enough to handle a crisis like this. We’ve got a lot of learning to take away from this to make sure we’re better prepared for the next pandemic.”

American Spirit: “A food purveyor here provided food to nurses, doctors, and custodians at the hospital yesterday. There’s a guy in Savannah that makes apparel. He put profitable orders on hold to make masks. Stories like this are so encouraging to me. People are taking care of each other. It makes me proud to be an American.”

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When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.