The combination of shutdowns and extensive economic loss for so many Americans has created a demand for stimulus checks. Countless people across the nation are struggling to make ends meet, pay mortgages, and not lose everything. Furthermore, the extensive harm done to the economy over the course of 2020 is continuing to have adverse, compounding impacts.
The COVID-19 economic relief package passed by Congress (and later signed by the 45th president) currently contains $600 stimulus checks, rather than $2,000 ones. Despite signing off on this legislation, President Trump is calling for Congress to pass $2,000 stimulus checks for the American people.
Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of whom are up for re-election in heated Georgia runoffs, signaled this morning that they, too, support $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans.
The push for more COVID-19 economic relief
At this time, economic relief is a vital factor in ensuring that individuals and businesses do not fall by the wayside. In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats agree that $600 stimulus checks are not enough; however, there are a minority of GOP members who have raised concerns.
I agree with @realDonaldTrump — we need to deliver $2,000 direct relief checks to the American people.
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) December 29, 2020
Perdue and Loeffler’s support for the $2,000 stimulus checks is rooted in the interest of providing relief to Americans. During a Fox & Friends interview, Loeffler explained that she is “proud” to stand with President Trump and support his efforts to get American families the relief they need.
— David Perdue (@Perduesenate) December 29, 2020
This morning, Perdue also took to Twitter, affirming his agreement with Trump’s calls for $2,000 stimulus checks. Like Loeffler, Perdue stated that these stimulus payments will grant “direct relief” to families across the country.
Standing with President Trump
Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have consistently stood with President Trump. Earlier this week, both Georgia Republicans lauded Trump for signing the congressional COVID-19 relief bill.
This relief will deliver assistance to families, businesses, and hospitals; likewise, funding will also be provided to assist with eviction bans and the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Perdue and Loeffler furthermore voted for the stimulus package that the president ultimately signed on Sunday.
On Monday, January 4, the 45th president will be in Dalton, Georgia to rally for Perdue and Loeffler in the Senate runoffs.