President Biden, Vice President Harris to visit Atlanta next week

ATLANTA — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Atlanta next week after Biden signs the American Rescue Plan into law Thursday.

Biden and Harris will visit March 19, White House officials confirmed, but further details of the visit have not been released.

The visit is part of the “Help is Here” tour, where Biden will talk about the American Rescue Plan.

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On Thursday, Biden unexpectedly signed the $1.9 trillion virus relief bill a day early. The American Rescue Plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans, tax credits for families with children, extended unemployment benefits and more. The bill also includes about $8.2 billion for state and local governments in Georgia.

The package was unanimously opposed by Republicans.

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Biden’s last visit to Georgia was Jan. 4, the day before a contentious Senate race that saw Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win over Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Warnock and Ossoff’s win flipped the Senate blue, giving Democrats majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate.

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