This Memorial Day, help is on the way for Georgia veterans thanks to COVID-19 relief secured by the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats in Congress.
The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden in March, allocates $17 billion in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nationwide response to the pandemic. The package passed with crucial votes from Georgia Democrats, including Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock, as well as Representatives Sanford Bishop, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Hank Johnson, Lucy McBath, David Scott, and Nikema Williams.
“Our commitment to supporting our veterans is one of the most important responsibilities we have as Americans. This Memorial Day and every day, we owe it to our veterans to ensure they have the resources they need to thrive, from health care and housing to job training and financial support,” said Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “It’s shameful that not one Republican supported the American Rescue Plan, despite its critical funds to help veterans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the GOP continues to obstruct and play politics with American lives, including those who have bravely served, Democrats will champion our veterans here in Georgia and across the country every step of the way.”
Specific provisions to help veterans outlined in the American Rescue Plan:
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