Ossoff supports passage of the compromise legislation and will fight for more stimulus in the Senate
Perdue “fought against” even the first round of stimulus checks while Ossoff has continually pressured Perdue to stop his obstruction of $1200 checks
Ossoff has made delivering direct financial relief a cornerstone of his campaign
Atlanta, Ga. — Today, as Congress appears to have reached an agreement on COVID-19 relief, Jon Ossoff released the following statement supporting the bill and condemning David Perdue for months of obstruction and his opposition to direct relief, including cutting relief checks for Georgians in half to $600:
“With Georgia’s unemployment rate rising and many Georgia families in dire financial straits, the need for meaningful direct payments to families is clear to everyone. That’s why it is shameful that after eight months of obstruction Senator Perdue and Senate Republicans insisted on cutting direct relief checks for Georgia families in half, while so many are struggling this holiday season. $600 won’t cover the rent or the bills that have piled up over months of inaction by Republicans in Congress. Instead of using his Senate seat to ensure his constituents received the relief they need, David Perdue spent the last year opposing direct relief payments at all.
“While I am glad to see that Congress is finally taking some action on desperately-needed relief for families and small businesses, Georgians deserve better than David Perdue, a Senator who profited from the pandemic while opposing financial relief for the citizens who pay his salary.”
As Georgia’s next U.S. Senator, Ossoff will fight for additional swift, direct financial relief for families. Ossoff has made delivering direct financial relief a cornerstone of his campaign, blasting his opponent Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) in ads, during interviews, and at campaign stops for being “personally opposed” to and having “fought against” the initial round of $1200 stimulus checks. Recent reporting revealed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted Perdue was “getting hammered” over Congress’ failure to pass additional relief.
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