Marietta, GA – As Georgia welcomes President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) underscored the historic actions of the Administration’s first 100 days in office and evidenced the progress that has already been made in Georgia’s Sixth District. In the first 100 days of the new Administration, Rep. McBath worked with President Biden to provide Georgia and the Sixth District with hundreds of millions of dollars in state and local funding, hundreds of millions of dollars in investment for schools to safely return to in-person learning, and millions of life-saving vaccines to reunite families with their loved ones.
“Since President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn in, we have seen this Administration take monumental steps to improve the lives of every single American. While we continue to fight this pandemic and get life back to normal, this Administration continues to work with this Congress to support American families, get kids back in school, and distribute vaccines to help stop the devastating loss that so many now feel,” McBath said. “The American Rescue Plan is already making a difference in the lives of Sixth District residents, of our friends and neighbors, and of Americans across the country who have struggled during these challenging times. In the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, we have seen trust, competence, and kindness—ideals this nation stands for—come through with flying colors.”
Accomplishments of the first 100 Days include:
- Administering 200 million vaccines in less than 100 days and more than 5 million in the state of Georgia. McBath toured a local vaccination site in Alpharetta, Georgia as it marked 50,000 shots.
- Passing the landmark and timely American Rescue Plan, which McBath voted to support when it passed the House of Representatives last month. McBath also held a town hall with residents of the Sixth District to discuss the relief it brings to their communities.
- Investing more than $670,000,000 in DeKalb, Fulton, and Cobb County school districts here in Georgia’s Sixth District to protect and support teachers and students and accelerate their return to in-person learning.
- Providing more than $8 billion to state and local governments in Georgia, including more than half a billion dollars to counties in the Sixth District.
- Expanding and improving the Child Tax Credit, which will benefit more than 60% of children in the Sixth District. Families with children living in poverty in our community will receive almost $5,000 on average. The money will benefit almost 40,000 households, and will lift nearly 7,000 children out of poverty.
- Announcing some of the strongest actions to curb gun violence in two decades. McBath joined the President and Attorney General earlier this month for landmark announcement of actions to end instances of gun violence and save countless American lives. Later that day and following remarks urging immediate action on “red flag” laws by President Biden, McBath reintroduced her federal “red flag” bill, H.R. 2377, empowering loved ones and law enforcement to ensure that those who pose a threat to themselves or others do not have access to firearms.
- Continuing to advocate for small businesses in Georgia while providing relief and extending the bipartisan small business loan programs. McBath toured several small businesses that had been severely impacted by the ongoing pandemic and have received aid from the Paycheck Protection Program. She also spoke with business owners about their experience over the last year, and fought for continued relief in Congress for the necessary support.
- Delivering $1,400 Economic Impact Payments directly into the hands of the American people, providing concrete support for their families.