Hold the rubber chicken – members of of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation gathered to speak Tuesday – virtually – at the Georgia Chamber’s 2020 Congressional Luncheon.
The state’s now-senior Sen. David Perdue was the first to join the livestream, sitting down with Chamber President Chris Clark and Chairman Peter Carter of Delta to discuss the economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, and what the federal government is doing to help local businesses small and large.
Perdue said he was not optimistic that a comprehensive deal on relief was on the horizon – pointing to the still-wide gap between the White House and Democratic Congressional leaders. He also discussed the issues facing the school system as classes start up – preaching the importance of local control over the reopening process. His new proposed bill, which Perdue said he hopes will be part of the next relief package, would provide extra money for schools to give them more tools both prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks.
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