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Loeffler still won’t commit to passing larger economic stimulus checks after House overwhelmingly approves measure Trump previously backed
ATLANTA — Today, after the House voted by an overwhelming bipartisan majority to increase economic stimulus checks to $2,000, unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler is still refusing to commit to supporting this legislation in the Senate after President Donald Trump called the original $600 amount “ridiculously low.”
Loeffler had previously attempted to take credit for half-measure coronavirus relief before Trump called it a “disgrace” — even as she was out campaigning while that same relief legislation was being negotiated. Before that, Loeffler had spent months marching in lockstep with Mitch McConnell to stall coronavirus relief while railing against desperately needed aid.
Yet even after pledging to stand behind Trump — who supports increasing stimulus payments — “100%,” Loeffler still won’t back critically needed economic relief for Georgia families.
“While Senator Kelly Loeffler is out campaigning, Georgia families are left waiting to see if the Senate will approve a desperately needed increase in economic relief checks the House just passed,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Despite bipartisan support for increasing relief checks, Senator Loeffler is still refusing to do what’s right for Georgians and instead is continuing to take credit for a relief package her own party’s president called a ‘disgrace.’”
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