President of the United States (US) Joe Biden traveled to Michigan on Tuesday (5/10) to promote his legislative priority programs of spending on infrastructure and social programs. The two bills faced resistance in Congress as members of Biden’s own party, the Democrats, clashed over the size and scope of the two programs.
Infrastructure investment and expanding social welfare programs are both issues Biden campaigns on.
While his legislative agenda has stalled in Congress, he was seen visiting a worker training facility Tuesday in Howell, Michigan, to promote his plan.
“It’s not enough to just invest in our physical infrastructure,” Biden said. “We too will lead the world as we have in the past, and if we want to do that, we must invest in our people, as you did in this training facility.”
Biden champions his main legislative agenda, a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that has bipartisan support, and a program plan Build Back Better worth $3.5 trillion.
This second package is supported by progressive groups from the Democratic Party, because it is considered to be able to fund what they call “human infrastructure,” including education and climate change mitigation. (jm / pp)