News from Representative David Scott


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2020

Congressman David Scott Votes to Deliver Urgent COVID-19 Relief for Georgia Families, Workers & Small Businesses

Washington, DC—Tonight Congressman David Scott (GA-13) voted to pass the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, a bipartisan legislative package that provides $900 billion in federal funding for families, unemployed workers, small businesses, hospitals and schools in Georgia and across the country.

“After months of delay and inaction, I am pleased to see Congress finally take action and deliver badly needed assistance for the American people,” said Congressman Scott. “Sadly, more than 317,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19, and the livelihoods of millions of Americans have been completely upended by this pandemic. Help is on the way to save lives and the livelihoods of Americans struggling during the pandemic. This relief measure provides critical funding for accelerated vaccine distribution, a new round of stimulus payments, extended unemployment assistance, rental assistance, increased food assistance, and aid for small businesses.”

Scott continued, “I’m also proud to see that my bill, H.R. 8620, was included in the Coronavirus Relief Act.  This bill will help small businesses utilize Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds to make needed technological improvements in order help them keep their doors open during this public health and economic crisis.”

The Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 will deliver immediate assistance by: 
  • Accelerating free and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Providing Direct Stimulus Payments of $600 for American adults and children.
  • Provides unemployed individuals with an additional $300 per week for 10 weeks through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program.
  • Delivering $25 billion for Rental Assistance to expand housing stability.
  • $13 billion to address rising hunger with temporary increase for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits and other food assistance programs.
  • Supporting small businesses and restaurants through $284 billion for first and second forgivable PPP loans.
  • Extending the Payroll Support Program for frontline aviation workers.
  • $14 billion for Transit Emergency Relief to support both rural and urban transit agencies.
  • Bolstering farmers, ranchers, and growers through extended Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments.
  • Expanding broadband access and telehealth services for rural communities.
  • Education and Child Care assistance to help schools and colleges mitigate virus transmission and to help parents get back to work.

To view the complete text of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, click here. Additionally, a one-page fact sheet on Coronavirus relief and section-by-section summary on Coronavirus relief are available online.


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