02.19.21

Peters Joins President Biden in Portage to Thank Michigan Workers for Vaccine Effort

Peters Also Discussed Vaccination Efforts & COVID Relief on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

PORTAGE, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today joined President Biden during his visit to Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Portage. While there, Peters joined President Biden in thanking the Michigan workers and researchers who are manufacturing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines across Michigan and the country.

“It was great to welcome President Biden back to Michigan today in one of his first official trips as President. This visit is a reflection of all the Michigan workers who have been involved in this extraordinary undertaking. Their efforts are not only saving lives but bringing us closer to finally defeating this virus,” said Senator Peters. “As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I will continue working with the Biden Administration to ensure that vaccines are free and widely available to every community as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Peters was also on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to preview the visit and discuss vaccination efforts and the need to pass robust COVID-19 relief through the American Rescue Plan. You can watch that interview by clicking here.

As Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees FEMA, Peters has pressed for not only an increased pace in getting vaccines into peoples’ arms, but he has also called for a comprehensive distribution plan to help cash-strapped states better distribute vaccines. He has also urged better communication with local communities so they too have visibility into how much vaccine supply they can expect. That’s a challenge he discussed with President Biden and Vice President Harris in the Oval Office earlier this month. Peters also supports the American Rescue Plan, which will provide robust relief to not only ramp up vaccination efforts, but provide resources needed to support workers, provide stimulus checks and support small businesses.

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