Warnock statement follows House vote to increase direct payments from $600
Atlanta, GA – Today, Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to increase direct pandemic relief payments for Americans to $2,000. The vote follows President Trump’s repeated calls for Congress to increase the amount from $600, which he previously called “ridiculously low.”
“While it is good news that help is finally on its way to Georgia, it is too late and does too little for all of the struggling families, workers and small businesses that have had to wait months for relief,” said Reverend Warnock. “The House is right to vote to increase direct payments for Georgians to $2,000, which even President Trump supports. Instead of campaigning around the state and standing in the way of putting more money in the pockets of Georgians impacted by this pandemic, Kelly Loeffler should be in Washington taking up this fight in the Senate.”
Kelly Loeffler has previously downplayed the need for additional relief for unemployed workers, and last week still refused to voice full support for $2,000 direct payments even after the effort was endorsed by President Trump.
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