Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) will hold a press conference in Flint on Friday at an abandoned motel to highlight the need for the Revitalize America Act.

The Revitalize America Act, H.R. 1550, was the first piece of legislation introduced by Kildee. It seeks to help reinvigorate and reinvest in America's older industrial cities - including Flint, Saginaw and Detroit - by freeing up $1.9 billion in federal aid to help remove blight and repurpose abandoned properties.

Kildee will be joined by local-area residents at the press conference. It's scheduled for 1 p.m. at the abandoned Howard Johnson motel at the intersection of S.Center Road and E. Court St. in Flint.