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US President Joe Biden is visiting Wisconsin on Tuesday to talk about the merits of his proposed $ 1.9 trillion economic aid package. Wisconsin – one of the key states that helped Biden win last year’s presidential election.
During her visit to a state hit hard by the pandemic and its economic aftermath, Biden will speak at CNN’s voter meeting, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said last week..
«This is an opportunity to hear directly from people how they are affected by the double crisis.», – she told reporters.
Since his inauguration, Biden has traveled to his home state of Delaware and the presidential residence of Camp David, but the visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, is his first official trip since taking office..
The state with 10 Electoral College votes narrowly backed Biden in the November election.
Since the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump on Saturday in a second impeachment case, the White House has focused entirely on advancing Biden’s economic agenda, fighting COVID-19, curbing climate change, and tackling racial inequality..
Biden wants Congress to pass a $ 1.9 trillion bailout bill in the coming weeks. The package provides for payments to the population in the amount of $ 1,400 and an unemployment premium.
The administration’s strategy to promote this and other initiatives is largely directed towards voters. 78-year-old Biden, vaccinated against coronavirus, plans to actively travel around the country in the coming days.
On Thursday, he will visit another wavering state, Michigan, to see Pfizer’s manufacturing site and speak to workers involved in the production of the COVID-19 vaccine. This state with 16 electoral votes also contributed to Biden’s electoral victory..
Wisconsin supported Democratic presidential candidates for nearly two decades, but Trump won there in 2016.
Republicans are unhappy with Biden’s offer of economic aid in the wake of the pandemic, pushing for a cut in the package. Biden and his allies insist that a large package will help stimulate the economy and control the pandemic, which has already claimed more than 485,000 lives in the United States..
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