Jobs & the Economy
The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods. Unemployment in metro Atlanta has skyrocketed to nearly 15%. Immediate goals have rightly focused on emergency assistance to families struggling to make ends meet in the face of job loss. In going forward, jobs and paychecks are the path to reigniting the economy. We must instill renewed confidence in workers, consumers and the markets with sound safety measures, aggressive pursuit of a vaccine, widespread availability of antibody testing, and stronger crisis capabilities. Additionally, liability protections are needed urgently so that businesses can reopen safely and responsibly without fear of frivolous lawsuits. In Congress, I worked with President Trump to secure passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and will work with him again to make key provisions permanent to help accelerate job creation and economic recovery. I will also work to increase access to capital (especially for small business creation and investment), continue regulatory relief, and implement incentives to draw back manufacturing from China and other countries to the US.