HOWELL, MI – President Joe Biden will visit Michigan for the first time since July in an effort to build public support for his Build Back Better agenda, including the infrastructure plan currently pending in the U.S. House.
Biden will travel to Howell on Tuesday, Oct. 5, according to a White House release. The trip will allow pooled press to attend, and additional details will follow, the release stated.
The visit will pitch the $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved 69-30 by the Senate in August. The plan sends hundreds of billions to states for public works projects, including rebuilding roads, broadband internet and water pipes, according to the Associated Press.
House Democrats are currently negotiating the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with Republicans, with Biden pledging it would get done in remarks made Friday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Another subject of Biden’s visit will be to further his Build Back Better agenda, the release stated, by speaking on how it “invests in working families, paid for by repealing tax giveaways to the rich.” The initially-proposed $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan addresses dental, vision and hearing care for seniors, free child care for pre-kindergarten and climate change initiatives, the AP reported.
Like the infrastructure bill, this next phase of his agenda is under deliberation and debate in Congress.
Biden last visited Michigan in July with a trip to King Orchards in Northern Michigan. He discussed issues such as coronavirus restrictions, vaccination strategies, electric vehicles and more while enjoying the region’s famous cherry pie and ice cream.
First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Oakland Community College last month to highlight safe methods on returning to in-person learning.
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