New video highlights Sen. Ossoff’s work to fight pandemic and deliver economic relief to Georgians
Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Jon Ossoff marked 100 days since his swearing-in to the U.S. Senate as Georgia’s senior Senator. In that short period, Senator Ossoff has delivered major victories across the Peach State.
Sen. Ossoff and Sen. Rev. Warnock of Georgia delivered historic January 5th victories without which the stimulus and COVID-fighting policies enacted since their election would not have been possible.
Since taking office on January 20, Sen. Ossoff has secured emergency pandemic economic relief for families and small businesses, ensured COVID vaccines are free and available for every adult in Georgia, and personally intervened to save 2,600 skilled jobs in Georgia while fighting on behalf of working families across the state.
“Our investments in vaccines and public health are beating back COVID, and the economic relief we have delivered has saved homes and businesses. The people of Georgia sent me to the Senate to beat this pandemic, deliver economic relief for families, and get to work on bold investments in infrastructure and clean energy,” said Sen. Ossoff. “I am immensely proud of the progress we have made in just 100 days, and I am ready to build on that progress to help improve the lives of Georgians. Any Georgian needing assistance should reach out to my office for help. I am here to serve.”
Today Sen. @Ossoff marks 100 days since his swearing-in to the U.S. Senate as Georgia’s senior Senator.— Ossoff's Office (@SenOssoff) April 29, 2021
In that short period, he's delivered major victories across the Peach State.
And he's just getting started. #Ossoff100Days pic.twitter.com/4WV4SNYVaq
Sen. Ossoff was instrumental in the passage of the historic American Rescue Plan, the most significant economic relief package for working- and middle-class families in American history that delivered billions of dollars in direct economic relief to Georgia families, small businesses, and local governments, and ensured every Georgian can get the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
Earlier this month, Sen. Ossoff helped broker a deal between Korean tech companies SK International and LG Energy Solutions to save 2,600 jobs in Georgia and boost the state’s clean energy economy.
Sen. Ossoff has also been a leader in the push for a historic infrastructure and clean energy package, pointing to the generational impact this investment can make in our country, as he and his colleagues continue to work on the legislation.
Sen. Ossoff’s legislative priority to repair dangerous lead pipes in public schools in Georgia and across the country is set to pass the Senate today as part of the bipartisan “Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act,”securing $300 million to ensure children and families have safe, clean drinking water.
See Sen. Ossoff’s first 100 days by the numbers:
Passing the Historic American Rescue Plan:
- $1,400 stimulus checks sent to more than 4.5 million Georgia households
- Boosted child tax credits for the families of more than 1 million Georgia children
- Expanded Earned Income Tax Credits for more than half a million Georgians
- $562 million in rental assistance for Georgia families
- $1.5 billion for child care assistance in Georgia
- A $27 monthly increase in nutrition assistance for more than 1.8 million Georgians
- More than $4 billion to help Georgia’s public schools safely re-open
- $2 billion for the state of Georgia to expand Medicaid
- Supercharged vaccine distribution and supply to ensure free COVID-19 vaccines for every Georgian
- More than $8 billion for Georgia state and local governments to protect frontline workers, public safety, and public health
- More than $1.5 million for rural transit
- More than $300 million for urban transit
- More than $27 million for Head Start in Georgia
- More than $249 million for E-Rate in Georgia
- More than $140 million for affordable housing
- More than $143 million to Georgia community health centers
Securing Resources for Georgia:
- Co-sponsored and passed legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses
- Announced more than $1.5 million for Georgia veterans
- Announced a $2.25 million investment in Georgia-based small business recovery program
Saving Local Jobs:
- Helped broker an international agreement to save 2,600 skilled jobs in clean energy in Commerce, GA
- Held a virtual town hall to hear directly from Georgians and answer questions about the American Rescue Plan
- 471 constituent casework files opened
- 251 constituent casework files closed or resolved
- 1,500 miles driven across Georgia to meet with constituents and local officials
- 23 visits to Georgia schools, vaccination sites, small businesses, and military bases
Getting to Work in the U.S. Senate:
- 172 votes taken
- 47 committee hearings attended
- 30 pieces of legislation co-sponsored
- Named Chair of the Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- Named to four powerful and influential Senate committees: Judiciary; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Rules Committees
- Passed bipartisan legislation to honor the late Congressman John Lewis
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