Joe Biden is heading to Michigan to pitch his infrastructure package

Joe Biden is heading to Michigan to pitch his infrastructure package

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden plans to use a visit to Michigan Cherry Farm on Saturday to talk his bipartisan infrastructure package and additional plans for investments in families and education.
He will visit Traverse City, which is hosting the National Cherry Festival – an event previously attended by Presidents Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford. Biden will also visit a cherry farm in nearby Antrim County.
Biden’s visit to Michigan, where he will be joined by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, is part of a broader campaign by the administration to mobilize public support for an infrastructure package and other policies geared toward families and education.
First Lady Jill Biden is visiting Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday, while Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to Las Vegas.
The president has said the key to getting his $973 billion deal passed involves taking the matter directly to voters. While Republicans and Democrats may clash in Washington, Biden’s theory is that lawmakers from both parties want to deliver for their constituents.
White House officials negotiated the deal with a bipartisan group of senators led by Ohio Republican Rob Portman and Arizona Democrat Kirsten Cinema.
The agreement, announced in June, includes USD 109 billion on roads and highways, USD 15 billion on electric vehicle infrastructure and transit systems and USD 65 billion toward broadband, airports, drinking water systems and resilience efforts to tackle climate change. other expenses are included.
It will be funded by COVID-19 relief that was approved in 2020 but unused for increased unemployment benefits, repurchasing money and enhanced enforcement by the IRS on wealthy Americans evading taxes.
Financing also depends on the potential economic growth produced by 5G telecom spectrum, strategic petroleum reserves and investments.
The president intends to take additional initiatives on education and families as well as tax increases on the wealthy and corporations through the budget reconciliation process. This would allow Biden’s preferences to be passed by a simple majority vote, avoiding the 60-vote hurdle in an equally divided Senate between Democrats and Republicans.

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