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President Biden heads to Metro Detroit this week

President Biden speaks about the economy at the White House Monday. The Biden administration is arguing that higher-than-expected inflation is temporary.
President Biden speaks about the economy at the White House Monday. The Biden administration is arguing that higher-than-expected inflation is temporary.

President Biden tries to get his legislative agenda in gear this week when he travels to an electric vehicle plant in Metro Detroit.

Biden’s set to attend the grand opening of General Motors’ “Factory Zero”, the new name for the automakers’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant, now re-tooled to specialize in building electric vehicles.

The president added seven-and-a-half billion dollars to create new electric vehicle charging stations…as part of his infrastructure package recently passed by Congress.

But Biden’s social agenda plan, which features incentives to build more electric vehicles, including a 12-thousand-500-dollar tax credit remains stalled on Capitol Hill.

Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, for one, says he opposes part of the tax credit because it mandates that the vehicles be built by union workers.

Toyota, which does NOT use union workers, recently announced it would invest millions of dollars at a plant in Manchin’s home state of West Virginia.