Atlanta, GA – During tonight’s debate Kelly Loeffler denied her part in failing to address the coronavirus pandemic in Georgia—but now, four months after expanded unemployment relief ran out, the truth is Loeffler has not delivered for Georgians struggling from the consequences of the current public health and economic crises.
Loeffler opposed extending enhanced $600 federal unemployment insurance benefits for unemployed workers, which ended in July.
- “We don’t need incentives not to work…I am not seeing a big need to extend the federal unemployment insurance.” [Twitter, @PodSaveAmerica, 7/22/20]
Additionally, below are just some of the additional relief Georgians will lose at the end of the month when they expire, due to Loeffler’s inaction:
- Aid for unemployed Georgians who otherwise would not qualify for jobless benefits, including contractors and the self-employed;
- A federal moratorium on evictions for those who cannot afford to pay their rent or mortgage; and
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