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Tue February 16, 2010
Biden says stimulus good for Michigan, rest of US
UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI –
Vice President Joe Biden is in Michigan, taking a firsthand look at what he says is the good being done by the billions in federal Recovery Act dollars sent to this hard-hit state.
The Democratic vice president was in the Saginaw area Tuesday, dispatched by President Barack Obama to defend the economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary.
Biden checked out a jobs training program at Delta College and later was to tour a solar factory, both of which received stimulus cash.
The Michigan governor's office says $10.6 billion in Recovery Act funding has been invested in the state.
Biden on Wednesday is to give Obama a report assessing the effects of the $787 billion stimulus.
Republicans say the deficit-spending program has failed.