ICYMI: Biden-Harris Officials Continue “Investing In America” Tour To Highlight Manufacturing And Infrastructure Funding
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2023
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ICYMI: BIDEN-HARRIS OFFICIALS CONTINUE “INVESTING IN AMERICA” TOUR TO HIGHLIGHT MANUFACTURING AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the White House’s “Investing in America” tour last week, President Joe Biden visited Fridley, MN to visit Cummins Power Generation Facility where the company announced more than $1 billion in manufacturing investments across the country, and Vice President Kamala Harris visited Dalton, GA to celebrate Qcells’ commitment to bring 2,500 jobs to Georgia by 2024.
The “Investing in America” tour continues this week in Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania as senior administration officials tour across the country to highlight historic investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, and more.
See below for highlights and coverage of week two of the “Investing in America” tour:
Duluth News Tribune: On Minnesota visit, Biden touts job creation from big spending bills
Addressing a crowd of hundreds at the Cummins Power Generation Facility in the north-metro suburb of Fridley, the president said his economic agenda has been key to spurring investments in industry, particularly in advanced sectors such as chip manufacturing. Since taking office, Biden has signed multiple bills investing trillions into the American infrastructure and economy, as well as clean energy, and he is touring the U.S. to promote what he says is his role in improving the U.S. economy.
Atlanta Voice: VP Harris returns to Georgia to visit Qcells facility in Dalton, talks solar manufacturing
Qcells announced in January 2023 that it is investing $2.5 billion to expand its solar manufacturing capacity in Georgia. Today, Vice President Kamala Harris, here in Dalton on the Biden/Harris Administration’s “Investing in America” tour, announced a historic commitment between Qcells and Summit Ridge Energy to deploy 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of community solar power, which will require the manufacturing of 2.5 million solar panels—the largest community solar order in American history.
Denver Gazette: Jill Biden makes Denver first stop on Biden-Harris administration’s Investing in America Tour
We need to work together to help our students get the education and the training that they need for the careers that they want,” Biden said. […] Biden and other senior White House officials are touring the country to trumpet legislation that includes manufacturing jobs, high-speed internet, airport safety and clean water. […] President Joe Biden’s “Investing in America” agenda includes building a clean-energy economy and rebuilding infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.
KFOX: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visits Las Cruces, gives $10 million grant
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg made a stop in Las Cruces as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Investing in America Tour” to invest in underserved communities… Buttigieg announced they would be giving Las Cruces a $10 million grant to improve public safety and protect public health.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff, both visited Oklahoma State University on Friday. Sec. Granholm and Emhoff visited as part of the Biden Administration’s “Investing in America” tour, which aims to highlight how President Biden is delivering major investments across the country.
Los Alamos Daily Post: Sen. Luján Joins Agriculture Secretary Vilsack To Highlight $40 Million For New Mexico
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Department is investing $40 million to provide high-speed internet access for people living and working in rural areas in New Mexico. Today’s investments are made possible because of funding from President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provides $65 billion to expand reliable, affordable, high-speed internet to all communities across the U.S.
[Guzman] joined Congressman Steven Horsford on Wednesday for President Biden’s ‘Invest in America’ tour. The tour aims to highlight the President’s actions in helping businesses grow and discuss recent legislation. The White House says several companies have already committed over $8 billion in investments across Nevada since 2021. […] Nevada business filings have hit new records, with 130,000 new business applications filed over the last two years.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: HUD secretary talks tenant protections in metro Atlanta
Fudge visited Gwinnett County with U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta, as part of the “Investing in America” tour touting the Biden administration’s economic agenda. The tour will bring U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman to Norcross on Tuesday and Vice President Kamala Harris to northwest Georgia on Thursday.
Arizona Republic: Gila River Indian Community to get $233 million for water conservation, infrastructure
The Gila River Indian Community will get up to $233 million in a historic agreement to conserve water, one that is expected to help keep water levels at Lake Mead from falling too low. […] Mitch Landrieu, a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, said one good year of snow and rainfall won’t be enough to fix a 23-year-long drought and he held up the Gila River agreement as a model for future partnerships to manage water supplies in the Colorado River basin.
Burlington Free Press: First Lady Biden says what Vermont is doing is the future of American workforce
Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona commended Vermont for its investment in career and technical education, providing free community college tuition through the Community College of Vermont, investing in clean energy businesses and electric vehicles. Kyle Clark, Beta CEO, and Gov. Phil Scott were both seen as models of what one can aspire to with a technical education and talked about the stigma surrounding that educational path and the need to break that idea.
Atlanta Voice: Rep. McBath, Admin. Guzman speak small business prosperity in Norcross
Guzman, who was appointed by President Biden to lead the SBA at the beginning of his term, spoke with the leaders about the progress made via the president’s “Investing in America” initiative, and toured Norcross-based small businesses with Rep. McBath following the series of events. [… ]The federal government has also received more than 10 million new business applications from residents all over the country, approximately 600,000 of which came from Georgia alone.
Oregon Public Broadcasting: State, national leaders convene in Hillsboro to talk semiconductor workforce
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo talked up Oregon’s strengths in the semiconductor industry at a roundtable with lawmakers, higher education leaders and industry professionals at Portland Community College’s Willow Creek campus. Her visit was part of President Joe Biden’s “Investing in America” tour.
The Deming Headlight: Buttigieg highlights infrastructure in Deming visit
Buttigieg underscored the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s appropriation of $2.6 billion for 217 infrastructure projects in New Mexico, including transportation, broadband internet and water projects. […] Buttigieg’s appearance was part of the Biden Administration’s “Investing in America” tour.
Portland Press Herald: First lady Jill Biden visits Southern Maine Community College
First lady Jill Biden visited Greater Portland on Wednesday, stopping at Southern Maine Community College to highlight the college’s workforce training programs and the state’s investment in free community college.
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