Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus coordinator, told governors Tuesday during a weekly conference call that more than 28 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to states this week.
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Northam said the rail project is one-third the cost of adding lanes to Interstate 95 in Virginia and just as effective at getting people where they need to go.
The president also announced plans to run for reelection and double coronavirus vaccinations by the end of his first 100 days in office.
Virginia is expecting about $6.8 billion in state and local allocations on top of other grant funding in the bill. Of that, $3.8 billion will go to the state government and the rest directly to local governments.
The renewed push is the latest effort by Democrats – and some Republicans – who have repeatedly tried, and failed, to pass tougher gun control laws since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the 1.9 trillion dollar relief bill Wednesday in what is expected to be a partisan vote.
The president is prepared to move on with his agenda without any Republican support.
The foundation said that it plans to make up to 3,000 microgrants of $1,000 each to people who it believes need it most.
Pres. Biden has projected that every American who wants a vaccination can get one by the end of July.