VP Joe Biden to stop in St. Paul next week in tour promoting stimulus act
February 12, 2016 — 8:25am
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden will make a swing through St. Paul in a three-city tour promoting the seven-year anniversary of the American Recovery Re-Investment Act.
His office confirmed early Friday Biden will touch down next Thursday in St. Paul, visiting Union Depot. The vice president will also visit New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn.
From Biden's office:
"On Thursday, the Vice President will visit the Union Depot Multi-Modal Transit and Transportation Hub ... This project was given a $35 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant and will provide an efficient, sustainable and expandable rail and transit hub in the heart of downtown St. Paul."
Obama signed the Recovery Act, commonly called the stimulus package, on Feb. 17, 2009. Minnesota received more than $4 billion of the $787 billion package that was meant to help repair the U.S. economy after the housing market collapsed in 2008.
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