TODAY, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will hold a press conference in Mankato to discuss funding for coronavirus vaccine distribution and support for state and local governments she helped secure in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). She will also discuss provisions of the Biden Administration’s recently announced American Jobs Plan related to transportation and broadband infrastructure.

Last month, President Biden signed the ARP, which includes funding for vaccine distribution and expanded testing, direct relief payments to many Americans, an expansion of the child tax credit, additional funding for the Payroll Protection Program, funding for K-12 education, and relief aid to local governments.

Last week, President Biden announced the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive plan to create millions of American jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and bring high-speed internet to every zip code.

Klobuchar will be joined by Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners Chair Kip Bruender; Mankato Mayor Najwa Massad; North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen; Greater Mankato Growth President and CEO Jessica Beyer