President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his American Jobs Plan and the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at the Ford Motor Co. Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, where the truck will be produced, on Tuesday, May 18. (Andrew Roth | Michigan Advance)
President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Detroit Wednesday to visit the the General Motors Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center.
At the electric vehicle assembly plant, he is slated to tout the benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, which includes building electric vehicle charging stations across the country, reducing emissions to fight the climate crisis and creating union jobs.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed earlier this month and includes significant funding for Michigan: $7.3 billion for road repairs, $563 million for bridge replacement and repairs, $1 billion for public transportation improvements, $1.3 billion for water infrastructure, $100 million for expanding high-speed internet access, and $110 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Biden is expected to sign the legislation Monday.
The president was last in Michigan in early October when he promoted both his infrastructure and Build Back Better domestic agenda in the GOP stronghold of Howell, a Detroit exurb.
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