Biden Hosts First Presidential Town Hall
On Tuesday, President Biden hosted his first presidential town hall since he took office. he discussed many topics during the event. Here are a few key takeaways:
On COVID-19 and Vaccinations:
President Biden established a hard deadline saying we will have 600 million vaccine doses by the end of July, enough to vaccinate every American who wants to be vaccinated. He also set the goal to have 400 million vaccinations by the end of May and for things to be back to normal in the US by Christmas.
On Schools Reopening:
Biden said that a majority of K-8 schools will be reopening to five days of school per week within his first 100 days in office. This aligns with one of the promises he made during his election campaign.
On Biden’s Covid-19 Stimulus Plan:
Biden touched on his proposed stimulus plan and the importance of getting additional funding to help small businesses, citizens and to ensure the vaccination rollout goes smoothly.
On Immigration Reform:
Biden said that a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is essential for any bill he will support. However, he added that he is open to a piecemeal approach to immigration reform, if necessary, as he believes sweeping legislation is unlikely to pass.
Although a bit long winded at times, Biden continued to emphasize his call for unity and for both parties to work together for the American people.
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