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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan meets with President Joe Biden on COVID-19 response

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks throughout a COVID-19 replace on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is spending Friday in Washington, DC for a gathering with President Joe Biden to debate the necessity to assist Individuals throughout the pandemic and to handle help to proceed the combat towards COVID-19.

Duggan and different leaders met with President Biden and to debate the President’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that’s being mentioned in Congress plus extra entry to the COVID-19 vaccine. On Thursday, a Home committee superior a part of the invoice that may ship $1,400 in stimulus cash to Individuals.

The laws contains one other $1,400 money cost for people incomes $75,000 or much less (and {couples} with an earnings beneath $150,000). The checks would part out sooner than earlier rounds, slicing off people who earn greater than $100,000 and {couples} incomes greater than $200,000. The proposal additionally extends eligibility to extra dependents, together with faculty college students and disabled adults.

The measure additionally expands tax credit for low-income employees and households paying for care for kids or adults. Most American mother and father would obtain $3,000 a 12 months for each little one ages 6 to 17 and $3,600 a 12 months for each little one beneath age 6 beneath the invoice. Households are usually entitled to as much as $2,000 yearly in refundable tax credit per little one, an quantity that was doubled by Republicans in 2017 with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The bipartisan assembly contains each Democrat and Republican lawmakers:

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York
  • Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas
  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico
  • Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta, GA
  • Mayor Latoya Cantrell, New Orleans, LA
  • Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit, MI
  • Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami, FL
  • Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington, TX

Duggan’s efforts to combat the unfold of the virus have gotten consideration in current weeks and months because the TCF Middle has been reworked right into a mass vaccination web site. For the reason that opening a month in the past, Duggan and the town have frequently expanded entry to incorporate individuals 65 and older, individuals who reside or work within the metropolis within the foods and drinks business, and extra.

On Thursday, Detroit introduced individuals with bodily or mental disabilities are actually eligible to be vaccinated as nicely. Solely 4 states have opened up that entry. 

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