Will Loeffler Listen to Her Own Party to Prevent More Devastating Cuts To Georgia’s Communities?

August 6, 2020

Loeffler still won’t commit to additional federal aid after Ralston writes letter asking for help to fix growing budget gaps

ATLANTA — With Georgia’s Republican Speaker of the House David Ralston joining a growing bipartisan chorus calling for more federal aid to the states, Senator Kelly Loeffler still won’t commit to greater relief for state and local governments.

Ralston recently wrote to both Loeffler and Senator David Perdue asking them to push for additional federal aid to state governments. But even after Georgia had to slash more than $2 billion from its budget, including nearly $1 billion from education and millions from the state Department of Public Health, Loeffler still claims she stands with Washington Republican leadership “100%” — even if those leaders like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for states to just “use the bankruptcy route.”

And Loeffler’s not alone in standing with DC politicians over Georgians. Her conservative opponent, Congressman Doug Collins, has also dismissed the need for aid to state and local governments, even with polling showing that Georgians overwhelmingly support this critical federal relief and oppose McConnell’s “bankruptcy route” plan.

“Not only is Senator Kelly Loeffler willing to ignore a majority of Georgians who want federal relief for state and local governments — she won’t even listen to leaders within her own party,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead, Loeffler and her opponent Congressman Doug Collins would rather score political points back in DC than listen to Georgians who overwhelmingly support this critical aid to prevent further devastating budget cuts.”


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