President Biden and his team have an awesome list of accomplishments to crow about, but they don’t. You have to look hard to find them. So I’m going to start listing some of them so people will know about this remarkable administration.
Recently, Secretary Vilsack announced that over the next decade, the Forest Service plans to eliminate their backlog with the help of the Infrastructure Plan (itself a major accomplishment) and plant one billion trees to aid in the climate disaster that we are currently facing. https://tinyurl.com/22299ma8 The Forest Service has been hindered for decades by low or no funding to manage our national forests adequately and, in some cases, this has contributed to the massive wildfires and subsequent ash/mud flooding such as we are currently experiencing out in the Western states.
We can improve the health of our forests, learn more about how to protect our communities while protecting wildlife at the same time, and manage wildfire and flooding better. But it takes time and funding to do an adequate job. This recognizes that need.
Another way the Biden-Harris Administration Infrastructure Plan is helping people that you’ll never hear about is putting in water and wastewater treatment https://tinyurl.com/msrrvs9z systems in rural communities, tribal, and socially vulnerable areas. It is just not “newsworthy” so the media will not cover it, but the residents out there are grateful! (But you better believe the Republicans are taking credit for getting it out there even though they voted against it!) Yes, some of this is going on here in Georgia, but this is the write up from the agency. Apply for a loan? https://tinyurl.com/mr22n9re
The American Rescue Plan of 2021 also has funds available for rural people to access who need housing who fill certain criteria for income. https://tinyurl.com/mr22n9re If these individuals are in need of safe, sanitary housing, it is possible that you may qualify for some of this money if you apply before Sept 30, 2023. The funds are there. But the money has to be applied for.
I’m going to leave these here for now. If you find something that you can use, please let me know. I’d love to hear about it. Government is about helping people, not about telling them what they can or cannot do. I want to go to the State Senate to help Stacey Abrams and Chris Carr begin the process of returning the General Assembly to the people of Georgia which is something that it is not been for years. We need responsive government-not a body that listens only to the national Republican Party. They don’t know what we need or want.