ICYMI: Biden’s Investing in America Tour Shares the Story of Bidenomics to Communities Across the Country
Washington, D.C. – Across the country, President Biden and his cabinet, along with First Lady Jill Biden, is making the case for Bidenomics, and sharing the story of how his clean energy plan is delivering for communities across the country. Stops from the last few weeks include: Maryland, Arizona, Kansas, Vermont, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, to name a few.
Here’s a roundup of how the Biden administration is spotlighting climate and clean energy investments across the country:
- In South Carolina, President Biden toured a Columbia facility that is making microinverters for the first time in the U.S. During his remarks, the president announced the creation of 600 new jobs in the state through a partnership between Flex LTD and Enphase Energy made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act. The visit was covered by WCSC-CHS, WHNS, WIS – COL, WISTV, Charleston City Paper, Renewable Energy Magazine, Reuters, and NBC News.
Vice President Harris:
- In Baltimore, Vice President Kamala Harris announced $20 billion in clean energy technology grants. She was joined by Senator Tom Carper, Senator Ed Markey, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman David Trone, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller. The visit was covered by local television stations including WMDT, WBAL-BAL, and WMAR-BAL and print outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, Maryland Daily Record.
- Vice President Harris also stopped in Arizona to meet with tribal leaders, construction crews, and engineers, who are installing a new reclaimed water pipeline project. This trip received coverage from local television networks such as KNXV-PHX, KNXV-PHX, and KTAZ and print outlets, including Arizona Central and FOX 10.
First Lady Jill Biden:
- In Georgia, First Lady Jill Biden toured an East Georgia technical college to highlight the Administration’s investment in job creation across the country. She was joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk. Coverage of the visit included segments in WJCL-SAV, WFXG, WRDW, WJBF, WAGA-ATL, WSB-ATL, among others. Print outlets such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Augusta Chronicle, Jackson Progress Argus, and others also reported on the trip.
- After visiting Georgia, the First Lady stopped in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to promote the city as a workforce hub that will help strengthen the economy. She was joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and acting Labor Secretary Julie Su. TV networks such as Pittsburgh Cable News Channel, WTAE-PIT, and KDKA covered the event, along with print outlets including The Pennsylvania Capital-Star, The Tribune-Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and others.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland:
- In Kansas, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland toured orphaned gas wells in Johnson County, where she announced a $650 million investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This investment is aimed at plugging thousands of gas wells across the state. The announcement was covered by KSN News, The Kansas City Star, and The Hill.
- Last week, Secretary Haaland also visited Burlington, Vermont to promote a $25 million investment in the Northern Forest region funded by the Inflation Reduction Act. Local television networks, including WFFF-BUR, WVNY-BUR, WPTZ-BUR, and WCAX-BUR covered the trip, along with Vermont Business Magazine, VT Digger, MyChamplainValley.com, KWCH, and WBRC.