Biden to Follow Speech With Travel to Swing States to Sell Plans
(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden is hitting the road after his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, as he looks to build support in key swing states for his infrastructure and family-assistance legislative proposals.
The “Getting America Back on Track Tour” will see Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, their spouses and cabinet members visit approximately a dozen states in the days following the speech, according to a White House official who requested anonymity to discuss the schedule before it was formally announced.
Biden is scheduled to travel Thursday to Atlanta, where he’s expected to hold a car rally to celebrate his 100th day in office. The following day, he’ll visit Philadelphia to tout his legislative proposals. Georgia and Pennsylvania marked key electoral victories for Biden in November after they had voted for former President Donald Trump in 2016.
“Certainly, they’ll be talking about the Jobs Plan, as well as the American Families Plan that the President will lay out in detail at his joint address,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
Travel for Harris will include a trip to Baltimore on Thursday and a visit to Ohio on Friday. Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is slated to travel to North Carolina on Friday, with additional travel scheduled for next week, the official said.
In addition to touting the new proposals, Biden will discuss U.S. progress on coronavirus vaccinations, as well as the distribution of stimulus checks funded in emergency legislation approved by Congress last month.
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