Biden marks US bailout anniversary with elementary school visit

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President BidenJoe BidenBiden expected to call for end of normal trade relations with Russia Senate avoids shutdown, spends 0.6 billion in Ukraine and GOP senators urge Biden to accelerate the transfer of air power and air defense systems to the MORE Friday marked the one-year anniversary of his signing of the US bailout by visiting a Philadelphia elementary school to tout how the funding has kept schools open and even expanded programming amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden visited the Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School, meeting with students who participate in after-school programs and talking with teachers about how they used funds from the $1.9 trillion legislation during the past year.

A student gave Biden a drawing and a hug. Another explained that he enjoyed playing basketball and participating in an after-school art program.

“I live here, and I grew up in this community, and we were so supportive, and we were supporting you, and we love you,” a teacher told Biden.

The Philadelphia School District received $1.1 billion in funding as part of the US bailout. He used the money to offset learning loss during the pandemic, improve facilities and provide mental health support.

Biden administration officials and Democratic lawmakers have spent the week highlighting the benefits of the U.S. bailout over the past year, pointing to reduced poverty, job and wage gains, more great housing stability and progress against the pandemic that they say is a direct result of the $1.9 trillion legislation, which was passed without any Republican support.

In addition to Biden’s school visit on Friday, administration officials held calls with reporters and released fact sheets throughout the week to highlight progress attributed to funding the legislation. Earlier in the week, Vice President Harris hosted an event focusing on how the law has helped reduce pollution and invest in more environmentally friendly vehicles.

The US bailout was a major achievement for Biden and Democrats just months after the party took control of every lever of government, and the legislation is likely to be a centerpiece of midterm campaigns, as lawmakers say they have done enough to win another session of majority Congress.

“On this first anniversary of the US bailout, let’s be clear: We did it alone. Without a single Republican vote. Democrats — you brought us back,” Biden told House Democrats during their retreat in Philadelphia. .

But sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy & Environment – House Agrees To Ban Russian Manchin Oil: Biden Could Invoke Defense Production Act To Complete Gas Pipeline Annual inflation hits 7.9%, fastest rate since 1982 MORE (DW.Va.) and others have frequently mentioned this $1.9 trillion when raising concerns about government spending and raising objections to other Democratic funding priorities such as climate initiatives and family care programs.

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