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Letter: The dual benefits of Biden’s relief plan

In this Feb. 9, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden meets with business leaders to discuss a coronavirus relief package in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Republicans are attacking the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as too costly, economically damaging and overtly partisan. It’s an all-angles attempt by the GOP to derail Biden’s top priority as it starts moving through a Congress that his party controls only narrowly.
Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

Daniel Di Martino does an excellent, fact-based job explaining why immigrants actually make things better for American workers (“The key to lifting up blue-collar America is immigration,” Feb. 16).

Fortunately, President Joe Biden knows these facts as well and is taking action, on the immigration issue along with other initiatives to benefit Americans workers. In fact, the president’s latest relief bill not only battles the pandemic, but expands the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit.

This proposal would move 17 million Americans out of poverty and end the taxing of five million young people into poverty. When this relief bill becomes law, it will be because citizens called their representatives asking them to vote for and pass this important relief in these troubled times.

Our calls and letters create the political will for Congress to take action!

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish, Washington