Michigan needs Biden’s jobs plan

Thanks to the millions of Michiganders who followed health guidelines, the dedicated work from health professionals and state agencies, and new federal leadership, Michigan is on the path to recovery. We are starting to rebuild the economy — but there’s still more work to do.

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan directed important federal funding to Michigan, including a wage increase for direct care workers and funding to expand vaccinations for Michiganders.

On Wednesday in a speech in Pittsburgh, President Biden laid out his American Jobs Plan, showing how millions can be put to work right now by investing in America’s future. His announcement was the next step on Michigan’s road from rescue to recovery.

After enduring more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hard on all of us, we are at a pivotal time as a country and as a state. We have an opportunity to seize this moment — right now — and come back stronger than ever.

We will do it together and we’ll do it like Michiganders always have: by banding together, investing in each other, and improving our communities — brick by brick and block by block.

We will put Michiganders to work in dramatic fashion — tearing up and replacing old roads and bridges, getting rid of lead water pipes and aging sewers, weatherizing neighborhoods, expanding broadband access into rural areas and building a stronger, more resilient electrical power grid.