Georgia labor commissioner says Democrats’ call for federal review of unemployment process a political attack

Georgia Democrats’ demand for a federal review of the state’s unemployment payment process is a political attack, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Monday.

Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus Subcommittee on COVID-19 announced Friday they sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Georgia, calling for an investigation into the department’s process. The 10 Democrats claimed the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) violated federal law, which requires unemployment benefits to be paid within 21 days to those who qualify.

“I’m kind of sick and tired of their political games,” Butler said. “They should be celebrating the sacrifices of the men and women in department
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