Biden travels to Wisconsin to push COVID-19 relief plan

In a televised town hall event, President Joe Biden is making the case for his $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package in Milwaukee, Tuesday, in his first official trip outside of Washington.
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In the meantime, president Biden making his first official trip outside Washington tonight, traveling to Wisconsin, hoping the country will now turn the page after the former president's impeachment trial and he hopes turn balk to his covid relief plan, including $1,400 relief checks for most so far, not getting much Republican support in congress, but the president aware that voters, Democrats and Republicans, are largely with him on this, according to the polling. Here's our senior white house correspondent Mary Bruce tonight. Reporter: President Biden tonight hitting the road, heading to Wisconsin sell his nearly $2 trillion covid relief plan. The bill extends unemployment benefits, provides $160 billion for vaccinations and testing, help for small businesses and would give lower income Americans a $1,400 check. For millions like Alisha Carter, a postal worker in Baltimore, Washington simply isn't doing enough. A mother with five P daughters, she's struggling to make ends meet. It hurts to be a provider to your family and you can't do it. And you guys have the means to do it and you're not. Reporter: Republicans in congress say Biden's plan is just too expensive. But the white house is pointing to polls, showing it has widespread support, including from a significant chunk of Republican voters. That should be an indication or should be noted by members of congress as they consider wl whether they're going to vote for it or not. Reporter: Is he hoping these visits will help build pressure on members of congress? No. Republicans in congress will have to make their own choice. Reporter: And in Wisconsin tonight, one of the states hit hardest by this pandemic, the president, for the first time in a town hall, answering questions directly from Americans about this covid relief bill. David? Mary Bruce live at the white house tonight. Mary, thank you.

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