McBath Announces Over $12 Billion in Rescue Payments Have Gone to Hard-Working Georgians This Year

McBath Helped Secure Rescue Payments as Part of the American Rescue Plan

June 30, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lucy McBath announced that hard-working people across Georgia have received 5,232,140 Economic Impact Payments totaling $12,747,700 in 2021, which McBath helped secure as part of the American Rescue Plan. 

“Americans are longing to make a full and complete recovery from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic,” McBath said.“These rescue payments put money into the hands of hardworking Georgians, which in turn supported small businesses and the backbone of our economy. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, help has arrived for so many Americans who desperately needed it.”



  • More than 150 million Americans are fully vaccinated. More than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. have received at least one dose.
  • The American Rescue Plan also sent $6 billion to local Community Health Centers to help them distribute vaccines. In Georgia, 35 health centers statewide received support totaling $143,295,250.


  • New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that personal income rose in all 50 states and DC in the first quarter of this year.
  • More than 163 million Economic Impact Payments totaling nearly $390 billion have made their way into the hands of hardworking Americans this year.
  • Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments of up to $300 per child will start hitting banks accounts July 15th for nearly all hardworking families. That’s roughly 39 million households, covering almost 90 percent of children nationwide. For more on what this means for Georgia’s Sixth District, see this press release from McBath’s office.


  • The American Rescue Plan invested $130 billion to help schools reopen safely, stay open safely and make up for lost learning time. Cobb County schools received an estimated $192,113,000; DeKalb County schools received $337,842,000; and Fulton County schools received $183,309,000.
  • The American Rescue Plan also sent $45 billion to help states keep child care and Head Start programs open, keep workers on the job, and lower costs for working families. It also provided $39 billion to help states stabilize their child care systems and enable child care providers to reopen safely, keep workers on the payroll, and lower costs for hardworking families. As a result, Georgia received over $1.5 billion in child care development funding and child care stabilization funding.


  • The economy is growing faster than at any time in the last 40 years. 2 million jobs have been created since President Biden took office and unemployment claims nationwide have been cut in half.