Columbia, S.C. — Jaime Harrison, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, outlined in detail the relief Congress must deliver for South Carolina families and small businesses suffering through this COVID-driven economic downturn. As the Senate gavels back into session today following an extended recess, Sen. Lindsey Graham continues to stand in the way of sorely needed relief measures, especially unemployment relief and aid to South Carolina localities struggling to fund basic needs.
Read the full policy outline HERE on Medium.
Harrison lays out four priorities for the next COVID relief package:
- Renew unemployment relief from the CARES Act
- Reform the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Extend federal eviction protections
- Finance sorely-needed aid to local and state governments
“Over 118,000 confirmed cases. Over 2,600 deaths. Our state has the seventh most cases per capita, and 20 percent of tests are coming back positive,”Harrison wrote. “Instead of finding bipartisan solutions, Lindsey Graham and the rest of the Senate decided to take a five week recess — without passing a new coronavirus relief bill…As Congress gavels back in this week, here’s what the next relief bill needs to include for South Carolinians devastated by the economic impact of coronavirus.”
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