Inmate packages, inmate packages and prisoner shipments are all part of the Biden stimulus, the Democratic presidential candidate said Wednesday.
The Biden stimulus has helped more than 1.1 million Americans receive free medical care, food, clothing and other necessities from the federal government.
It has also helped more Americans get jobs and better access to quality education and health care, Biden said in a statement.
Biden said his plan would expand the number of inmates serving out their sentences, provide more housing for those serving time in state and federal prisons and make prison reform easier for prisoners.
“I am also committed to helping our incarcerated Americans find employment, and to making sure that the system that puts them there has a system of accountability,” Biden said.
For inmates, there’s a $200 per person increase in food stamp payments, as well as $1,000 per person for every inmate in state prisons.
A $1.5 billion grant for mental health treatment will be extended through 2018.
The money will go to a network of mental health and addiction clinics in states and counties that have been hit hard by the epidemic.
More than $7 billion will be directed to the Justice Department’s National Institute of Corrections to help it implement reforms.
Obama also announced an $8.7 billion package of grants for education, health and human services, the arts, clean energy, community development, health insurance and other initiatives.
In the past, he has used a $50 billion stimulus package to fund programs such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Postal Service, NASA and NASA’s National Science Foundation.
President Joe Biden has said the Biden budget includes a $5 billion increase in military spending to combat the Ebola virus.
“I have never, ever seen a president that’s been as focused on public health and the American people’s safety as I am,” Biden told reporters on Wednesday.
“That’s my job, and I’m going to make sure that we do everything in our power to protect them.”
Boehner says Biden budget cuts will hit the military and the middle class.
As we approach the end of the year, we should be asking what kind of country we’re going to be, the House Speaker said on Fox News Wednesday.
“I don’t want to put words in Biden’s mouth, but I think we should start with the fact that we’re not a country that has the kind of economic confidence that people have about our ability to respond to the pandemic and the need for a robust national response.”
He also noted that a number of Biden’s proposals will affect the military.
“The number one priority in my mind is to make certain that we have the resources we need to protect the American public,” Boehner said.
“We have an enormous amount of resources available to us.”
Obama on Wednesday called the Biden presidency a “great gift.”
“When I first ran for president, the first thing I said to the American voter was, I’m the President Biden,” he said.
The president also addressed a number other topics.
“What you saw today was an extraordinary response to the very serious pandemic that is ravaging our nation,” Obama said.
He continued: “I want to thank our military and our law enforcement officers who have done so much to protect this country and keep it safe.
We will continue to work with our allies and partners in the fight against the scourge of this pandemic.”