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Senate adjourns without passing relief package as thousands of Georgians remain out-of-work in surging pandemic
ATLANTA — Senator Kelly Loeffler and her Senate Republican colleagues are heading out of town until September after failing to pass any needed coronavirus relief with cases surging in Georgia and an economy in recession.
While Loeffler enjoys her time off, hundreds of thousands of Georgians remain unemployed and the state still ranks last in economic recovery.
Yet rather than passing relief for out-of-work Georgians, Loeffler claimed she’s “not seeing a big need to extend the federal unemployment insurance.” She instead praised President Donald Trump’s executive order which actually reduces the level of expanded federal emergency unemployment relief while potentially “creating a financial headache” for states like Georgia facing budget shortfalls.
Her opponent Congressman Doug Collins, meanwhile, has likewise praised Trump’s orders after already calling to “cut back” on expanded unemployment relief “or do away with it altogether.”
“While millions of Americans are still struggling to keep a roof over their heads, Senator Kelly Loeffler is taking a vacation,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead of working hard to pass relief for Georgia families, Loeffler has been competing with her opponent Congressman Doug Collins over who can score the most political points with the White House rather than help struggling Georgians in a recession.”
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