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August 04, 2021

Bourdeaux Welcomes Treasury Secretary Yellen to Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) joined U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen for a tour of the Latin American Association Atlanta Outreach Center (LAA). During the tour, LAA staff highlighted their work to help the community access benefits from the American Rescue Plan and emergency rental assistance.

“Many of the programs that are moving through the Treasury are important in supporting hard working people who were going through tough times even prior to the pandemic.” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “The Child Tax Credit in particular is going to provide economic security to help our communities and our working families.”

During the facility tour, Secretary Yellen and Congresswoman Bourdeaux, along with Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA-06) and Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), met with families who have received assistance from these programs, and discussed the CDC’s updated eviction moratorium. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux and her team have been actively engaged on the local level to connect homeowners and renters with resources. For more information on accessing assistance, Gwinnett residents can click here, and Forsyth residents can click 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