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Scandal-plagued Senator’s family got large federal government farm subsidies while Loeffler herself has opposed relief for Georgians
ATLANTA — A new report today lays out how unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler’s family has taken “millions in subsidies” — including from CARES Act funds — even while Loeffler herself has fought against expanded unemployment relief in the Senate.
Loeffler’s family has taken “more than $3.2 million in federal benefits since 1995” through farm subsidies, including over $770,000 since 2018. Some of this also includes payments from the CARES Act as a result of the ongoing pandemic as well as relief from President Donald Trump’s reckless trade war that threatened Georgia farmers.
Yet despite the generous amounts of federal benefits that Loeffler’s family has received, the senator not only voted against expanded unemployment relief in the CARES Act but even claimed she’s “not seeing a big need” to restore now-expired unemployment benefits which she’s attacked as “government dependency” in the midst of a recession and ongoing pandemic.
Loeffler has a long track record of putting herself first in the coronavirus outbreak. She was infamously caught selling off millions in stocks as she and her husband invested in a telework firm and “a company that makes COVID-19 protective garments” even as she publicly tried to downplay the crisis. And her vast financial holdings still make her “a walking conflict of interest” as she remains on the critical Senate Agriculture Committee that serves as “an overseer of the overseers of the company that made her rich.”
Read the full report on the Loeffler family’s subsidies from the federal government:
American Prospect: Ultra-Rich Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s Family Has Taken In $3 Million in Farm Subsidies
May 16, 2023
May 3, 2023
April 26, 2023