The President, Vice President, First Lady, and other officials speak in some key states and on television.
President Joe Biden speaks in Pennsylvania on Tuesday to support the recently passed $ 1.9 trillion economic aid package.
Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, and other administration officials are visiting some key states this week and appearing on television to promote a fiscal package designed to help the economy recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Biden is expected to meet with small businesses on Tuesday in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where he beat former Republican President Donald Trump in the November election. On Friday, Biden and Harris will visit Georgia – another key state where Biden defeated Trump.
The Democrats managed to get the so-called “Save America Plan” passed, despite the resistance of Republicans, who consider the amount of funds allocated excessive and are unhappy that the package includes measures that are not related to the pandemic.
White House Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein, speaking on CNN, said that the size of the package is justified and that it will help to bring the economy out of a series of pauses and resumes of activity that have followed each other since the country began to impose quarantine restrictions a year ago.
The package includes direct payments of $ 1,400 to most Americans, $ 350 billion in aid to state and municipal governments, expanded child tax credits, and increased funding for vaccination programs.
On Monday, Biden said that over the next 10 days, his administration intends to achieve two important goals: 100 million coronavirus vaccinations and 100 million direct payments to the population.