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President Biden postpones trip to Michigan

Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 5:41 PM EST
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - President Joe Biden is postponing his trip to Michigan, according to the White House.

Biden had been scheduled to visit with workers at Kalamazoo’s Pfizer vaccine manufacturing facility on Thursday. The trip will now take place on Friday, February 19th.

The Kalamazoo Pfizer facility is the largest in the Pfizer network and, according to Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), it’s a point of pride for residents of Michigan.

“They are now ramping up production,” said Sen. Peters about the Michigan facility. “The Biden administration was able to procure additional doses of the vaccine and to see that operation first hand is critically important.”

This will be the president’s second official trip after his visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a CNN town hall Tuesday.

While traveling, President Biden is also working to gain support for his $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid proposal and his effort to boost vaccination accessibility.

Today, he announced a series of new actions to expand COVID-19 testing, improve the availability of tests, and better prepare for the threat of variants. He’ll likely reiterate his goals while on the ground in Michigan

Back in Washington, Republicans aren’t too keen on Biden’s stimulus proposal. Many are objecting to the $1.9 trillion dollar tag.

The House is expected to vote on the measure next week.

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