Stimulus Bill Becomes Campaign Fodder Before First Checks Cashed

March 9, 2021, 4:06 PM

The Senate had barely passed the $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package when freshman Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff called a press conference at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to tout the relief they were bringing home to their constituents.

“Thanks to Georgians, the nation can finally see the light at the end of this dark tunnel,” said Warnock, who must stand for re-election already in less than two years.

The January victories of Warnock and Ossoff delivered Democrats the bare majority in the Senate and enabled them to muscle through on a party-line vote the massive pandemic relief package sought ...

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