WEEKLY REVEREND WRAP: Reverend Warnock Fights for GA Jobs & Savannah Readiness Center; Commits To Debates - Warnock for Georgia

WEEKLY REVEREND WRAP: Reverend Warnock Fights for GA Jobs & Savannah Readiness Center; Commits To Debates

WEEKLY REVEREND WRAP: Reverend Warnock Fights for GA Jobs & Savannah Readiness Center; Commits To Debates 

This week, Reverend Warnock urged the Biden administration to keep an essential Georgia combat readiness training center open, helped create nearly 500 new jobs in Dalton, and continued to lead the fight to bring even more jobs to Georgia. Reverend Warnock also worked to address the baby formula shortage, helping pass his bipartisan bill, the Access to Baby Formula Act. 

Read more below in our first edition of the “Weekly Reverend Wrap.”  

WATCH: WARNOCK FIGHTING BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE

WRDW Augusta — Sen. Warnock talks formula shortage and Texas school shooting

  • Georgia Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock spoke to us about his plans to help parents in the state during the formula crisis and his response to the Texas school shooting.
  • “We should see some relief here within about two weeks and even more beyond that. I know that if you’re a parent trying to feed a child right now, it can’t be soon enough,” said Warnock.
  • He also said that nothing is more basic than making sure babies can be fed

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On election night, Warnock for Georgia campaign manager Quentin Fulks issued a memo on the state of the race saying: “Reverend Raphael Warnock has built a clear, extensive record of fighting for all Georgians in the U.S. Senate. He presents a clear choice for voters this fall and a distinct contrast with Republican nominee Herschel Walker, whose pattern of lies, exaggerations and outright bizarre claims reveal he is not up for the job of serving Georgians in the U.S. Senate.” 

Read the full memo HERE and coverage below.

AP — Warnock wins Georgia Senate primary 

  • U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock won Georgia’s Democratic primary as he seeks to hold on to his Senate seat in the upcoming midterm elections.
  • In Georgia, he has stressed his work in bringing home funding for health care, national security research and other projects. He has also highlighted his efforts to try to cap the cost of insulin and temporarily suspend the federal gas tax.

AJC — Warnock campaign previews strategy against Walker

  • It’s official. Republican Herschel Walker will face Democrat Raphael Warnock in November’s U.S. Senate race.
  • On Tuesday night, the incumbent’s campaign previewed its strategy against Walker.
  • “Walker is not who he says he is,” said a memo from Warnock campaign manager Quentin Fulks. It listed multiple instances where Walker had inflated or falsified his record.
  • The memo also claimed that Walker had “proven he’s not up for the job.”

WARNOCK FIGHTS FOR GEORGIA JOBS

This week, Reverend Warnock continued his fight to protect and create good-paying jobs in Georgia. Since arriving in the Senate, Warnock has helped save more than 2,600 clean energy jobs at an electric battery plant in Commerce and championed supply chain resiliency to protect jobs around the state, including at Kia Georgia in West Point, which suffered work shutdowns due to a semiconductor chip shortage.  

Read about Reverend Warnock’s latest work to protect and create jobs below.

Albany Herald — U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock pushes Innovation and Competition Act

  • As his efforts to curb rising costs and create good-paying jobs in every corner of Georgia gain momentum in Congress, U.S. Senator the Rev. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., helped open the first public meeting of the bicameral committee negotiating the final text of the jobs and competition bill known in the Senate as the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act — the new bicameral entity is formally known as the Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Legislation Conference Committee.
  • “I am working to ensure this bill uplifts families and communities across Georgia, from researchers at Savannah State University to start-up founders in Atlanta to young students in our rural communities all across our state who will make scientific discoveries that we cannot yet imagine,” Warnock said during the public meeting. 
  • Additionally, the senator is continuing to work to ensure the draft competition bill maintains provisions he championed that will lower costs for Georgians by promoting chip manufacturing in the U.S. and addressing supply chain issues to reduce the price of everyday goods.

ABC 9 Chattanooga — 470 jobs coming to Dalton as part of solar module manufacturer expansion

  • But U.S. Senator for Georgia Rev. Raphael Warnock, a backer of this planned expansion for some time, sees it as a bigger deal.
  • “It’s good news on the jobs front, on the clean energy front. This is about the future,” he explained. “When you think of Dalton, you think of the carpet capital of the world. But this place in our state is reaching out and embracing the future.”
  • Sen. Rev. Warnock also says the announcement is a key part of a larger movement.
  • “As we think about the kind of new energy future that we need, this is an important piece of the puzzle,” he told us.
  • Groundbreaking on the new expansion is expected to happen this fall, and the hope is to have the facility up and running by the first half of 2023, according to a release from Qcells.

BIPARTISAN PUSH FOR SAVANNAH COMBAT READINESS TRAINING CENTER

As the son of an Army veteran, Reverend Warnock believes it is imperative that elected leaders represent the needs of veterans and military families and boldly advocate on their behalf. In the Senate, Warnock fought for a $100 million authorization for Fort Stewart to improve barracks on base and secured more than $2.5 million in federal funding to help homeless Georgia veterans. This week Reverend Warnock continued to champion the needs of our nation’s veterans and servicemembers, as he led a bipartisan push to keep a Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center open.

Read more about Reverend Warnock’s commitment to serving those who serve us below.

WSAV Savannah — Bipartisan push to keep Combat Readiness Training Center open

  • Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock is joining a bipartisan push to keep the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) open.The new federal budget calls for closing the CRTC by April 2023.
  • The local combat readiness training center is the most used in the nation and Georgia leaders say shutting it down would mean fewer well-trained pilots at a time when the world is threatened by Russia.
  • Democrat Warnock has joined Republican Congressman Buddy Carter and others in sending a letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall to say considering the closure of the local facility is a mistake.
  • “And ensure that the Biden Administration hears directly from people in our state about the devastating impacts of potentially closing this important asset,” Warnock said. “Let me be clear, I’m deeply disappointed by President Biden’s proposed budget.”

READY TO DEBATE

This week, Reverend Warnock moved forward with scheduling general election debates following repeated comments from Herschel Walker that he looks forward to debating Warnock. 

Read more HERE and below.  

WRBL — Sen. Warnock commits to three debates against challenger Herschel Walker

  • Two days after learning of his General Election opponent, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock is announcing his intention to debate Republican Herschel Walker ahead of the November election. 
  • Senator Warnock says he’s committing to three televised debates held across Georgia. The commitment follows recent comments from his opponent, Herschel Walker, who stated he would be willing to debate Senator Warnock ahead of the November 8th General Election.  

11Alive — Warnock commits to 3 debates with Walker 

  • Incumbent, Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock committed today to 3 debates today against Republican candidate Herschel Walker. Now, experts are wondering if Walker will actually be there.
  • The former UGA football star turned down debates with his primary contenders and his campaign trail consisted of mostly invite-only events.”

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