The White House said on Friday that after President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday night, he and his Cabinet will go on a “blitz” to at least 20 states to discuss his economic strategy.
For his second State of the Union address, which will likely come as part of Biden’s campaign for reelection, the vice president will focus heavily on his accomplishments in the areas of job creation, inflation control, and infrastructure development over the past two years. To further drive home the message to the American people, the president, vice president, and members of the Cabinet will hold over 30 engagements in the following two days.
According to the White House, Vice President Biden will use the State of the Union address to detail the “historic job growth, falling inflation, increasing pay, and record investments returning back to America” observed over the past two years. The economic tour “highlights how the president’s strategy is creating jobs, rebuilding our infrastructure, decreasing costs for families, taking on climate change, investing in our future, and delivering for families too often left behind,” as the White House put it.
While Vice President Kamala Harris travels to Atlanta to promote the administration’s clean energy projects, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Wisconsin on Wednesday to talk about job development.
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will tour an Omaha, Nebraska, high school and talk with students about reducing the cost of higher education, while Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will visit a battery manufacturing facility in Tennessee and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in North Carolina to discuss grants for climate-smart production practices.
Thursday, President Trump will make a stop in Tampa, Florida to discuss his administration’s attempts to bring down the price of prescription drugs and safeguard Social Security and Medicare. Harris plans to promote St. Cloud, Minnesota’s efforts in electric vehicles.
Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to celebrate the approval of a $150 million grant to replace a highway bridge, while Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will be in Carson City, Nevada, to announce an investment in battery production.
Other cabinet members will travel to Texas to learn about VA services there, Oklahoma to see what can be done to improve economic opportunities for African Americans, Pennsylvania to learn about plans to plug orphan wells, and Kansas to see what farmers and ranchers are doing to combat climate change. Additionally, officials will travel to the states of Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and Utah.
Now that the Republicans have taken over the House of Representatives, the Biden administration’s attention has shifted from passing legislation to enacting the massive infrastructure and climate bills passed by the previous Congress and making sure the American people give the president the credit he deserves for the improvements.
The trip comes after Vice President Biden spent this week seeing rail and water infrastructure projects financed by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure package in Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia.
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