Democrats won needed funding for Georgia businesses and medical providers as part of coronavirus relief package that Senate Republicans originally refused to back
ATLANTA — Today, Democrats secured $75 billion for hospitals, $25 billion for testing, and additional resources for small businesses as part of the latest coronavirus relief package. Meanwhile, Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler continued to march in lockstep with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on these critical funding increases.
“At a time when Georgians desperately need help, Democrats were the ones pushing for more small business relief along with funding for hospitals and testing while Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler were content to follow Mitch McConnell’s lead,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “As Georgia small businesses struggle to get access to relief funds and state health care providers continue facing shortages of medical supplies and testing, both Perdue and Loeffler would seemingly rather play political games than focus on this growing public health crisis.”
In addition to standing with McConnell over Georgia families, Perdue and Loeffler have also backed Governor* Brian Kemp’s “reckless” and “irresponsible” order forcing Georgia to reopen “even as public health experts warned he was…inviting a new wave of infections.” And both senators have remained silent about recent news that publicly traded companies had taken hundreds of millions from the Paycheck Protection Program — even as Georgia small businesses struggle to get access to relief funds.
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