FACT CHECK: Perdue and Loeffler Voted for Lower Hospital Funding Package — Before Bragging About Funding Back in Georgia

April 14, 2020

While Perdue and Loeffler tout the $800 million Georgia hospitals will receive under the CARES Act, both originally backed smaller funding package for hospitals

ATLANTA — Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have recently been touting the $792 million Georgia health care providers are set to receive under the CARES Act. The only problem? Both Perdue and Loeffler originally supported a smaller stimulus package with $55 billion less in critical hospital funding.

While Senate Majority Mitch McConnell tried to ram through legislation providing only $75 billion for our overburdened hospital system, Democrats pushed to increase that amount to make sure health care providers had the funding they needed in this outbreak.

But both Perdue and Loeffler voted for legislation with less funding for hospitalstwice. They even criticized Democrats for not supporting McConnell’s half-measure relief.

Now, after Democrats pushed for and secured a full $130 billion in hospital funding, Perdue and Loeffler are trying to claim credit for the funding themselves and erase their records of originally voting for a much smaller amount for hospitals.

“If Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler were really interested in making sure Georgia hospitals got the full funding they needed, they would have supported efforts to fully increase hospital funding in the CARES Act from the beginning rather than march in lockstep with Mitch McConnell and their fellow Washington Republicans,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead, Perdue and Loeffler would rather claim credit after the fact than work hard to get results for Georgia families.”


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