Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2021
Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov
Governor Whitmer: President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan will Provide Crucial Support to Michiganders, Help Build our Economy Back Better
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after President-elect Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion emergency relief plan to fund vaccinations, provide immediate relief to families, and support struggling communities. The president-elect's plan also includes $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, and territorial governments to continue providing crucial services like Medicaid, police and fire, education, and more.
"President-elect Biden understands that in order to build our economy back better, we must join forces to end the COVID-19 pandemic. His American Rescue Plan will help us do both. I have been calling on the federal government to pass crucial funding for state and local governments for months, and I am glad that the incoming Biden Administration has heard those calls. The president-elect's plan will help us end the pandemic by mounting a national vaccine program to speed up vaccinations here in Michigan. The plan will also provide some much-needed relief for our families and small businesses that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Once again, President-elect Biden has proven that he will work around the clock to end the COVID-19 pandemic and build our economy back better. I'm proud to have a partner in the White House who will help us get things done for Michiganders.