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Biden to promote plans for infrastructure, childcare, college and more in Howell

By: - October 3, 2021 1:17 pm

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 Howell on Tuesday to make the case for his “Build Back Better” agenda to address infrastructure, childcare, college, health care, environmental needs and more, the White House said Sunday afternoon.

No other details of the trip were released.

The Biden administration has been intensely negotiating in the last week with congressional leaders, progressive U.S. House members and two U.S. Senate holdouts — Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.). No deal has been reached yet.

There are two bills, one to address various infrastructure priorities — including aid to clean up the Great Lakes — and another to deal with “human infrastructure” needs that the White House says will “grow our economy by investing in working families, paid for by repealing tax giveaways to the rich.”

Biden last visited Michigan in May to tout electric vehicle development at a Ford plant in Dearborn.

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Susan J. Demas

Susan J. Demas is a 21-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQs, the state budget, the economy and more. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 4,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 70 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.

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