ICYMI: How The Biden Agenda Delivered For Wisconsin This Week
Madison, Wis. –– Thanks to President Biden, Governor Evers, and their Democratic colleagues in Congress, Wisconsin is bouncing back from this pandemic. The American Rescue Plan is in action, and local governments around the state have begun allocating the funds to better their communities. Now, Wisconsinites are turning their sights to the future, and urging leaders to pass the American Jobs Plan and Families Plan.
The Biden agenda is popular because the Biden agenda is working. A new poll by Navigator Research found that over 52 percent of voters approve of President Biden’s overall job performance, with 62 percent of voters approving of his pandemic response. Another new poll by Monmouth shows that 68 percent of Americans approve of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal, including 63 percent of independents and 41 percent of Republicans.
Wisconsin electeds from across the state are also touting their support for Biden’s Build Back Better agenda:
- Representative Gwen Moore (WI-04): “Great news: The East-West Bus Rapid Transit project will receive $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds! I’m excited to see this funding reach home & will keep working to bring federal dollars to our area for green public transit & economic opportunities.”
- Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI): “Spent the day in Northern Wisconsin and I have an idea. Why don’t we make big corporations and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes so we can provide everyone up here reliable high-speed broadband? #AmericanJobsPlan.”
Here’s the latest news on how President Biden is working with Gov. Evers and Democrats in Congress in deliver for Wisconsin:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: With millions in federal dollars flowing to Milwaukee, city faces historic opportunity to make progress on lead
- “With hundreds of millions of federal dollars flowing into Milwaukee, the city is facing a historic opportunity to make headway on removing lead paint and pipes.
- “‘This is an opportunity for us to address lead in the largest way we’ve ever been able to,’ city Grants Director Steven Mahan said of lead paint during a virtual town hall last month.”
CBS La Crosse: $10 million in federal funding slated for Wisconsin rural health clinics
- “‘As we turn the corner on this pandemic and vaccines continue to roll out, it’s more important than ever to be giving our Rural Health Clinics the funding they need to continue fighting off this virus, getting shots in people’s arms, and keeping Wisconsinites safe and healthy,’ Kind said.
- “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, our Rural Health Clinics continue to get the support they need to do just that.”
Wisconsin Examiner: American Jobs Plan: Making a difference for caregivers
- “Among the investments the American Jobs Plan would make in caregiving is an extension of home and community based services through the Money Follows the Person program. These investments are an essential first step in attracting more workers into the caregiving profession and ensuring that those doing the work are treated fairly in the workplace.”
Up North News: Coming to the Rescue: Pandemic Relief Aid Is Starting to Be Put to Work in Wisconsin Communities
- “When state officials learned Tuesday that funding from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan was largely responsible for a sharp increase in the forecast for a budget surplus, they became only the most recent beneficiaries of an economic stimulus and pandemic relief package that is bringing an estimated $2.5 billion to Wisconsin and another $2 billion to local governments.
- “Families had already received relief checks. Business owners were already putting loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to work. And local governments are putting their aid to work in areas ranging from infrastructure to housing to public health.”
WPR: Wisconsin Dells Sees Chance At Record Tourism Season As People Plan Post-Vaccination Vacations
NBC Green Bay: Child tax credit changes; more money for parents beginning July
Urban Milwaukee: Federal Water Infrastructure Spending Needed