May 22, 2020

Pence, Kemp Meet on Re-Opening Georgia and Rebooting Our Historically Strong Economy

As the Trump Administration partners with the nation’s Governors, the Coronavirus Task Force, and the Council to Reopen America, President Trump is taking every necessary step to safely reopen the country. In preparation for the next phase of combating the coronavirus Vice President Pence visited Georgia to meet with Governor Kemp and restaurant industry leaders to discuss the phased reopening of businesses and the economy. Under the Trump Administration, the economy soared to historic heights until it was artificially interrupted by the virus, and they are prepared to build it up for a second time.

The national economy under the Trump Administration defied all expectations and projections and there is no doubt that President Trump is the right choice to restore our booming economy. Under the bold leadership of President Trump and Governor Kemp, Georgia added nearly 293,000 jobs to their state and their unemployment rate fell to record low at 3.1 percent. As our country increases it efforts to overcome the coronavirus, it is critical that the Trump Administration are the ones that lead us to unprecedented heights.

Contrast their success with Joe Biden who previously oversaw the slowest economic recovery since World War II as Vice President, and it is even clearer what a disastrous choice Biden would be to get America’s economy roaring back to life. With his job-killing Green New Deal, his support for TPP and NAFTA, and his promise to raise taxes on the middle class, Biden’s horrific record and socialist proposals render him unqualified to lead in a time of economic crisis.


Georgia by the numbers

  • The second round of PPP funding is protecting 885,000 jobs in Georgia.
  • The Paycheck Protection Program has provided up to $14.58 billion to more than 126,340 Georgia businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • The CARES Act is providing up to $4.1 billion in assistance to Georgia state/local governments.

What they are saying:

  • On March 10, Representative Collins said The American People Can Be Rest Assured That President Trump And Vice President Pence Have Been Preparing For This Moment.
    • “The American people can be reassured that @realDonaldTrump and @VP Pence have been preparing for this moment, but there are the actions YOU and your families can take to stop the spread of the #coronavirus.”
  • On March 22, Senator David Perdue said President Trump’s Early Travel Restrictions Gave Georgia Time To Prepare For The Virus.
    • “I just visited the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta with President Trump, and we all should be incredibly proud of the work they’re doing there at the CDC. The President’s early travel restrictions gave us time to prepare for the virus, and we’re continuing to take action to safeguard public health. We’re doing this by: cutting red tape; partnering with the private sector to expand testing availability; and ensuring state and local officials have the resources they need. We’re also working on ways to help families and businesses that might be impacted financially.”
  • On April 22, Governor Kemp praised Present Trump’s Bold Leadership And Insight During These Difficult Times And The Framework Provided By The White House To Safely Move States Forward.
    • “Earlier today, I discussed Georgia's plan to reopen shuttered businesses for limited operations with @POTUS. I appreciate his bold leadership and insight during these difficult times and the framework provided by the White House to safely move states forward.
  • On May 5, Senator Kelly Loeffler thanked President Trump For The $14 Billion In Approved PPP Loans Georgia Had Received.
    • “#PPP is DELIVERING for Georgians. Thanks to round 1 + round 2, Georgia has received so far... $14,127,489,521 → Approved Dollars 113,116 → Approved Loans Thank you @realDonaldTrump!”
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