Passing the Heroes Act
Today, I returned to Washington to vote in support of The Heroes Act, crucial legislation to address the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Our communities, workers and families urgently need more relief to weather the pandemic.
Many of our frontline heroes are at risk of losing their jobs, even as they risk their lives to care for us.
That’s why I was proud to vote for the Heroes Act today—to protect Georgia families and ensure all our essential workers have the support they need to continue to save lives and keep our communities safe and healthy. It’s also critical that we provide federal aid to help state and local governments cover revenue shortfalls and protect the jobs of public safety employees, teachers, transit workers and other essential employees who provide vital services that people depend on.
The bill will provide Georgia with $98 million in election assistance grants to help safeguard our democracy and ensure we can hold safe elections this year. This is vital to ensuring the protection of our democracy here in Georgia. For Georgia’s Fourth District, the Heroes Act would mean a nearly $1 billion investment in 2020 and 2021 in counties, cities and towns within the Fourth District to help workers, families and small businesses get through the pandemic.
On that note, I’m pleased to report that Rockdale and Gwinnett counties will receive more than $830,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid non-profits who are helping feed the hungry and house the homeless during the pandemic crisis. For more, click HERE.
Millions of Americans have already received their stimulus checks authorized by the CARES Act. But if you haven't received your payment or have questions, click HERE.
In these trying times it is often difficult to find a bright spot, but Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month give us the chance to do just that. To read my statement celebrating this month, click HERE.
Finally, I’m looking forward to participating in a virtual town hall on May 20 hosted by state Sen. Nikema Williams that will also feature Rep. David Scott and Rep. Lucy McBath. To sign up, click HERE.
Below you can find quick links to resources that can help you, your family and your business get through this tough time.
As always, I appreciate your time and feedback. Please remember you can reach me and get good information on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages by clicking the icons at the top of this e-letter. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in Congress. Please continue following CDC guidelines during this difficult time.