JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Vice President Kamala Harris is headed to Jacksonville as a part of the Biden administration’s “Assistance is Right here” tour of the nation selling the $1.9 trillion reduction package deal. She is going to go to the FEMA-run Gateway Mall vaccination web site and a Northwest Jacksonville meals distribution warehouse this afternoon.
Jacksonville Metropolis Councilman Garrett Dennis will likely be amongst these at Feeding Northeast Florida’s meals pantry and warehouse at what’s billed by the White Home as a listening session.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, R-Florida, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and different native officers are anticipated to fulfill with Harris throughout her go to.
“Households are hurting. One in 9 People stated they didn’t have sufficient meals in February and early March,” Dennis said on The Morning Show. “I feel in Northeast Florida, it’s a lot increased than that.”
Harris is anticipated to reach in Jacksonville at noon and spend about 4 hours. Whereas there are not any public occasions, News4Jax will cowl her go to and supply reside streaming protection the place attainable.
Biden, Harris and their prime messengers are crisscrossing the nation to focus on the advantages of the plan, particularly specializing in assist for small companies. The administration is promising that the spending will deliver transformational change by halving baby poverty, fueling file ranges of hiring and pumping cash to folks, faculties and state and native governments.
Harris and husband Doug Emhoff strengthened the small enterprise theme final week with stops in Colorado. Biden will journey to a small enterprise in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Biden’s administration estimates that 400,000 small companies have closed due to the pandemic and thousands and thousands extra are barely surviving. His assist package deal features a $28 billion grant program to help eating places and ingesting institutions. There are additionally $15 billion in versatile grants that may be allotted.
Harris visited final visited Jacksonville in October for a socially-distanced rally on the College of North Florida prematurely of the November election.
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