ICYMI: Biden-Harris Officials Continue “Investing In America Tour Highlighting Manufacturing And Infrastructure Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, President Biden and top administration officials kicked off the “Investing in America” tour, traveling across the country to highlight historic investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, and more. During his first tour stop in Durham, NC, President Biden announced that private companies have now invested $435 billion nationwide to create jobs and power U.S. manufacturing. 

The “Investing in America” tour continues this week, with President Biden traveling to Fridley, Minnesota today and senior administration officials blitzing the country to continue celebrating the ways the Biden-Harris agenda is delivering for working people.

See below for highlights and coverage of week one of the “Investing in America” tour:

Bloomberg: Biden, Cabinet to Tout New Investments with Three-Week Blitz

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and cabinet officers are planning a three-week blitz across the country to promote his economic agenda, starting with a visit to Wolfspeed Inc., a North Carolina chipmaker. The tour of more than 20 states will highlight the influence of legislation signed into law during the president’s first two years in office, including the Inflation Reduction Act, the Chips and Science Act and the bipartisan infrastructure law.

News & Observer: Biden touts North Carolina’s role in US manufacturing

The president specifically gave a nod to two future Chatham County facilities: Wolfspeed’s materials factory and VinFast’s car and battery plant. “Right here in America, here in North Carolina, we’re making chips that go into electric vehicles,” he said. “These vehicles are powered by batteries and critical minerals that we’re making here in North Carolina. We’re making electric vehicles here in North Carolina. That’s what invest means.”

Hickory Daily Record: N.C. governor, U.S. commerce secretary praise fiber optic cable makers CommScope, Corning during Hickory visit

Raimondo said the U.S. Department of Commerce will be investing $50 billion to ensure Americans across the nation have access to a high-speed internet connection. […] “As the president says, ‘Where is it written that we can’t manufacture in America? Where is it written that we can’t be the global leader in manufacturing?’ Nowhere, and anyone who could take a look at this would see why,” Raimondo said.

El Nuevo Día: FEMA anuncia oficialmente la primera parte del proyecto de microrredes solares en Vieques y Culebra 

La administración de Joe Biden anunció hoy la aprobación de los $10.2 millones para la primera etapa del proyecto de instalación de microrredes solares en las islas municipios de Vieques y Culebra.

FEMA officially announces the first part of the solar grid network project in Vieques and Culebra

The Biden Administration announced today the approval of $10.2 million for the first stage of the solar grid network installation project on the municipal islands of Vieques and Culebra.

KERA: Buttigieg makes Dallas visit to unveil $29 million airfield safety project

In 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration reported nearly 2,000 runway mistakes that could have led to near-accidents between aircraft. Buttigieg says a new airfield lane for planes will help reduce accident risks at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

WSOC: Transportation secretary speaks about runway safety at Charlotte airport

Buttigieg toured the airport with his motorcade and stopped by the new 370-foot air traffic control tower. He also checked out the construction of the End Around Taxiway Project. Once finished, the project will help airplanes get to and from their gates without crossing active runways. It also will decrease taxi times by an average of 4 minutes.

The Oklahoman: Buttigieg visits OKC to highlight focus on airspace safety, reliability

The aviation industry is facing its most transformative decade since the introduction of the jet engine, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday on a visit to Oklahoma City. Buttigieg toured the Federal Aviation Administration’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, where air traffic controllers are trained.

FOX 24: Transportation Secy. Pete Buttigieg talks safety, infrastructure at Little Rock airport

A project at the Little Rock airport to improve safety was the central focus of a visit by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday. Buttigieg visited the Clinton National Airport to review changes underway at one of its taxiways, used to access connected runways at the airport. 

The Denver Post: First Lady Jill Biden to visit Denver

The White House has been highlighting the results of a slew of bills passed during the Democratic trifecta of President Joe Biden’s first two years in office. That includes the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act. The four sweeping bills totaled some $3 trillion in new spending, though the bills spread the spending over years, according to the White House.

My Champlain Valley: Jill Biden to visit Vermont next week, White House says

According to the White House, 21,000 jobs have been created in Vermont since Biden took office in January 2020, and the president’s pandemic-relief programs helped keep 369 restaurants and bars and 965 child care programs open across Vermont.

WABI: First Lady Jill Biden to visit Maine

The White House says Biden will talk about how career-connected learning and workforce training programs are central to the Biden Education Pathway. She will also talk about what the White House says is the importance of investing in these programs that are preparing high school and community college students for jobs created by the president’s Investing in America agenda.