President Joe Biden intends to increase support for his economic agenda with a visit to Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday (21/7), where he visits a union training center before hosting a network-hosted question and answer program. CNN.
The visit comes as the fate of his infrastructure proposal remains unclear after Senate Republicans rejected the $1 trillion blueprint in a key vote on Wednesday. A bipartisan group of 22 senators said in a joint statement after the vote that they were close to reaching an agreement and asked for a delay until Monday.
Biden expressed confidence in the proposal, and told reporters when asked if he would get a deal on the infrastructure saying, “Yes, we will.”
While members of the Senate debated the details of the proposal in the Capitol Building, Biden used a question-and-answer session with CNN to speak of an outline of his economic vision, arguing that his nearly $4 trillion package is needed to rebuild the middle class and sustain the economic growth that America has experienced during the first six months of his presidency.
This is his third trip to Ohio state where he lost about 8 percent of the 2020 presidential election, but the visit remains crucial to the Democratic Party’s political future and a major test of whether Biden’s economic proposals have the broad traction the White House hopes. [lt/ft]