CITY OF WASHINGTON (October 5, 2021)–today, President Biden is headed to Michigan to discuss how his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better Agenda will make a generational investment in the state’s infrastructure and resilience. Here’s what workers and their families can expect to see:
– In Michigan, there are currently 1,219 bridges and over 7,300 miles of highway in poor condition. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will invest in rebuilding and repairing Michigan’s infrastructure, including $7.3B for highways and $563M for bridges.
– Right now, Michiganders who take public transportation spend an extra 68% of their time commuting. 17% of transit vehicles in the state are past useful life. President Biden’s infrastructure deal will invest at least $1B in updating and improving Michigan’s transit.
– Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Michigan will receive support for an electric vehicle network, 100% broadband coverage — including providing access to 389,000 who currently lack it — and better water infrastructure.
– The average two-parent household in Michigan spends $10.4K a year on child care and less than 1/3 of 3- and 4-year year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded pre-school. The Build Back Better Agenda will lower the cost of child care and provide universal pre-school to 3- and 4-year-olds. The President’s Build Back Better Agenda provides tax cuts for workers with and without children. The plan will extend the Child Tax Credit, benefiting nearly 2M children in Michigan & reducing child poverty by 44%. The plan will also extend the Earned Income Tax Credit, benefiting 570,000+ workers in Michigan.
– 514,000 Michiganders spend more than 30% of their income on rent. The Build Back Better Agenda will bolster affordable and resilient housing, supporting the construction or rehabilitation of more than two million homes, including 31,000 new or preserved rental homes in Michigan.
– 16% of children in Michigan live in food insecure households. President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda will expand access to free school meals to an additional 243,000 students and provide 832,000 students with resources to purchase food over the summer.
These are just some of the impacts of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal – in one state. These plans will level the playing field for working families – and position the United States to win the race for the 21st century.
Source: White House