03.12.21

Peters Joins President Biden at White House to Commemorate Signing of American Rescue Plan

Relief Package Includes Provisions Peters Led to Speed Up Vaccine Distribution

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) joined President Joe Biden at the White House to commemorate the signing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The bill, which Peters helped pass out of the Senate, includes funding to distribute direct stimulus checks, accelerate vaccine distribution, help schools reopen safely, extend unemployment benefits, support small businesses and help communities carry out essential services.

“Help is here for Michiganders,” said Senator Peters. “The American Rescue Plan will provide a shot in the arm with robust resources for families, workers, schools and communities — and we all know that the effective deployment of COVID-19 vaccines is essential to our recovery. As Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I was proud to lead the charge to secure significant resources to speed up vaccine distribution. I was honored to join President Biden and Vice President Harris at the White House, and I’ll continue working with the Administration to ensure we defeat this virus.”

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes measures Peters led or supported through his role as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. While joining President Biden during his visit to Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Portage last month, Peters highlighted the need for robust relief and a renewed focus on coordination with local communities on vaccination supply updates. Peters also emphasized the importance of passing robust, comprehensive Coronavirus relief with President Biden and Vice President Harris in the Oval Office last month.

Photos from Senator Peters’ appearance at the White House event can be found here.

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