June 18, 2020

The Great American Comeback: Vice President Mike Pence Visits Michigan to Meet with Business Owners and Manufacturers

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Sterling Heights, Michigan to tour Chardam Gear Company and deliver remarks at Casadei Structural Steel, Inc., highlighting the Trump Administration's strong economic record and plans to safely re-open the economy.

The Trump Administration's pro-growth policies created a roaring economy for Michigan's workers and businesses before the coronavirus outbreak, and President Trump can do it again. His administration has implemented the Paycheck Protection Program to provide $15.7 billion in loans to more than 115,000 Michigan businesses, saving nearly one million jobs. In contrast to the job-killing globalism of the Obama-Biden Administration, President Trump and Vice President Pence are committed to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States through an America First agenda. Under the Trump Administration's leadership, America is rapidly recovering from the coronavirus shutdown and beginning the transition to greatness.


Michigan by the numbers:

  • The second round of PPP funding is protecting 948,000 jobs in Michigan.
  • The Paycheck Protection Program has provided more than $15.7 billion to 115,000 Michigan businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • The CARES Act is providing nearly $4 billion in assistance to Michigan state and local governments.
  • The Trump Administration’s pro-growth policies, tax cuts, and deregulation built a stronger economy for Michigan’s workers and businesses, and they can do it again.
    • Before the roaring economy was artificially interrupted by the coronavirus, Michigan saw an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent and an addition of 112,700 jobs.
    • Meanwhile, the Obama-Biden Administration oversaw the slowest economic recovery since World War II.
  • March 28: President Trump approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan related to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • March 30: President Trump announced that the Federal government would be delivering 400 ventilators to Michigan.
  • March 31: President Trump announced that in the coming days the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA would construct a field hospital with a 250 bed capacity in Michigan.
  • April 9: USDA launched the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Program in Michigan, which will help feed children eligible for USDA lunch programs who are now at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • April 20: The VA made beds available at medical centers near Detroit to non-veteran patients.
  • May 14: FEMA supported the White House Task Force’s testing initiative in Michigan and supplied 167,000 swabs and 97,000 units of media.
  • May 21: President Trump toured a Michigan Ford factory where he viewed the face shields, masks, respirators, and ventilators that the company has been producing for the coronavirus pandemic.
  • June 11: FEMA has delivered hundreds of thousands of critical supplies to Michigan including 9.1 million N95 respirators, 758,930 gloves, 318,671 face shields, 740,018 surgical masks, and 700 ventilators.
  • June 11: FEMA has provided $236.7 million in Federal support to Michigan to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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