DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has been invited to take part in an Oval Office meeting with President Joe Biden, the White House said Thursday.
The Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan will be discussed at the bi-partisan meeting Friday of governors and mayors, the White House said.READ MORE: Roseville Woman Charged In Assault On Airline Flight
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has told Detroit it will be reimbursed about $18 million to cover the city’s coronavirus-related costs including money spent on administering vaccines.READ MORE: First Round Of Winners Announced In EMU 'Get The VAX To WIN' Program
Detroit has paid for staff and rented space at a downtown convention center where vaccines are being given to residents driving through the facility’s underground garage, according to Duggan.
“I did not wait to figure out the bureaucracy,” he told reporters Thursday. “I was confident we would get reimbursed at some point.”MORE NEWS: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
Duggan is a Democrat who this year will seek his third consecutive four-year term as Detroit’s mayor.