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February 11, 2021

Bourdeaux Votes to Secure Critical Covid Resources For Georgia

WASHINGTON — As a member of the House Small Business Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, yesterday, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) participated in two markups for COVID relief legislation, voting to secure critical resources for Georgia.     

The legislation included $50 billion in new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to bolster vaccination efforts and to reimburse state and local governments dealing with the ongoing response. The bill also included $25 billion to revitalize the United States’ struggling restaurant industry, which will help the more than 1,500 restaurants in Georgia’s 7th District; approximately $10 million for Gwinnett County Transit to continue operating safely while serving nearly 10,000 passengers a month; and more than $360 million for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, as well as $145,000 for the Gwinnett County Airport at Briscoe Field.     

Since taking office, my top priority has been getting relief for hard-working Georgians who struggle every day with the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “This legislation includes funding for some critical priorities in my district.”

Among other items, the legislation also contained $7.25 billion for Expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for businesses, $1.25 billion in funding for the Shuttered Venue Operations, to protect places such as Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre, and $175 million to create a Community Navigator program to improve awareness of available Covid-19 relief programs for small business owners, with a priority for women, minority, and veteran-led enterprises.

*Watch Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s remarks at Small Business here and at Transportation & Infrastructure here*

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.