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President-elect Joe Biden will outline his plans to mitigate the economy from the coronavirus on Thursday, citing the need for tighter vaccination plans as well as additional direct payments to indigenous families. Americans to help revive the US economy. His plan, called the American Rescue Plan, is estimated to be worth $ 1.9 trillion.
The package includes a $ 1,400 direct stimulus check that will complement the $ 600 checks passed by Congress late last year.Biden is also offering an additional $ 160 billion to the national vaccine program, including 20 distributions. Billions of dollars, and another $ 50 billion for further testing.
The plan also calls for Congress to invest $ 170 billion in K-12 schools and higher education, including $ 130 billion, to keep schools safely reopening. He proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, as well as billions of child care assistance, federal nutrition programs, rent assistance and dealing with the tribal government outbreak. The package also includes $ 350 billion of emergency funding for state and local governments.
While Democrats will hold a technical majority in both Congresses, Biden still faces an uphill battle in implementing these relief measures. Some of the plans were popular with Democrats, including a minimum wage hike and extension of sick and medical leave. But at least one senator – Joe Manshin, West Virginia’s moderate Democrat, has signaled his reluctance to tackle the nation’s debt with massive direct payments.
If he and the others were flawed, it would have swiftly made Biden’s attempt to cash in on Americans’ pockets. The Senate will be divided into 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans as Vice President Kamala Harris will have equal votes.
During his campaign, Biden tackled COVID-19 and the economic hardships that have made Americans a central issue for voters.
He described the $ 600 down payment as a “down payment” and would push Americans out to an additional $ 1,400.
Biden is publishing his plans for a speech around 7 PM ET.Watch Biden’s speech here:
More than 385,000 Americans have died from coronavirus-related illnesses, and many U.S. hospitals have gone to critical levels again to provide aid to those affected by the virus.
Biden has driven the importance of getting as many Americans as possible vaccinated against the virus. His plans include opening up community vaccination centers and mobile vaccination units in more remote areas, as well as raising funds for further testing.
The elected president also said he would demand the country wear a mask during the first 100 days of his presidency. Wearing a mask is a promoted practice in slowing the spread of the virus. But what became a political issue during President Trump’s tenure in the White House.
Biden hopes these relief options will help stabilize the U.S. economy and open up many sectors that had to be shut down in whole or in part as a result of the virus. Most importantly, schools in America are trying to adequately fight the virus and add stress to working families during the epidemic.
The president-elect, who will take office next Wednesday, sees the package as the first step in the administration’s coronavirus plan and is expected to draft a rehabilitation plan in the coming weeks.