The Road Show Begins: VP Harris, Jill Biden Promote Aid Plan

Vice President Kamala Harris gives her order to Germaine Turnbow, while stopping for lunch at Tacotarian, Monday March 15, 2021, in Las Vegas. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses are opening an ambitious, cross-country tour to highlight the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan and its benefits. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(AP) — From a vaccination site in the desert West to a school on the Eastern Seaboard, President Joe Biden’s top messengers have led off an effort to highlight the benefits of his huge COVID relief plan. Biden’s surrogates — his vice president and wife among them — were on the road Monday, and the president himself will be heading out Tuesday.

The promotion road show began with Harris visiting a COVID-19 vaccination site and a culinary academy in Las Vegas and first lady Jill Biden touring a New Jersey elementary school. Republicans say the plan’s $1.9 trillion price tag is much too high and targeted too much to non-pandemic issues.


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