DENVER — Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Denver Tuesday, March 16 to tout the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that Congress passed March 10.
The visit is part of a campaign by the Biden administration to highlight the contents of the bill, called the American Rescue Plan, which the president signed March 11.
Harris was joined by her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. The two planned to visit a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Salud Clinic in Fort Lupton, but opted for a virtual meeting due to time constraints.
Around 1:30 p.m., Harris met with Governor Jared Polis and small business owners at Maria Empanada on South Broadway in Denver to discuss the benefits of the relief bill for small businesses.
"Our small businesses are really part of the heartbeat of every community," the vice president said while speaking at a round table event with Maria Empanada founder Lorena Cantarovici. "Our small business leaders are not only business leaders, you're civic leaders, community leaders, role models. It is our small businesses that hire from the community, uplift the community."
Colorado Newsline recently compiled a list of the $17 billion in direct aid to Colorado that is included in the American Rescue Plan.
You can watch Harris' meeting at Maria Empanada below.