State Politics

WATCH: Sen. Ossoff Marks First 100 Days in Senate

Senator Jon Ossoff celebrated Thursday as he marked 100 days since his swearing-in to the U.S. Senate as Georgia’s senior Senator. In that period, Senator Ossoff says he has delivered “major victories across the Peach State.”

In an announcement Thursday, Ossoff touted that he has:

  • historic January 5th victories without which the stimulus and COVID-fighting policies enacted since their election would not have been possible.
  • secured emergency pandemic economic relief for families and small businesses
  • ensured COVID vaccines are free and available for every adult in Georgia,
  • personally intervened to save 2,600 skilled jobs in Georgia while fighting on behalf of working families across the state
  • has also been a leader in the push for a historic infrastructure and clean energy package, pointing to the generational impact this investment can make in our country, as he and his colleagues continue to work on the legislation. 

In a press release from his office, Ossoff suggested the following successes in the first 100 days:

Passing the Historic American Rescue Plan:  

  • $1,400 stimulus checks sent to more than 4.5 million Georgia households  
  • Boosted child tax credits for the families of more than 1 million Georgia children 
  • Expanded Earned Income Tax Credits for more than half a million Georgians  
  • $562 million in rental assistance for Georgia families  
  • $1.5 billion for child care assistance in Georgia 
  • A $27 monthly increase in nutrition assistance for more than 1.8 million Georgians  
  • More than $4 billion to help Georgia’s public schools safely re-open  
  • $2 billion for the state of Georgia to expand Medicaid 
  • Supercharged vaccine distribution and supply to ensure free COVID-19 vaccines for every Georgian  
  • More than $8 billion for Georgia state and local governments to protect frontline workers, public safety, and public health  
  • More than $1.5 million for rural transit  
  • More than $300 million for urban transit  
  • More than $27 million for Head Start in Georgia  
  • More than $249 million for E-Rate in Georgia  
  • More than $140 million for affordable housing  
  • More than $143 million to Georgia community health centers  

Securing Resources for Georgia: 

Saving Local Jobs: 

Serving Georgians:  

  • Held a virtual town hall to hear directly from Georgians and answer questions about the American Rescue Plan  
  • 471 constituent casework files opened 
  • 251 constituent casework files closed or resolved 
  • 1,500 miles driven across Georgia to meet with constituents and local officials 
  • 23 visits to Georgia schools, vaccination sites, small businesses, and military bases 

Getting to Work in the U.S. Senate: 

“Our investments in vaccines and public health are beating back COVID, and the economic relief we have delivered has saved homes and businesses. The people of Georgia sent me to the Senate to beat this pandemic, deliver economic relief for families, and get to work on bold investments in infrastructure and clean energy,” Ossoff said in a news release. “I am immensely proud of the progress we have made in just 100 days, and I am ready to build on that progress to help improve the lives of Georgians. Any Georgian needing assistance should reach out to my office for help. I am here to serve.”

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