President Biden flew to Cincinnati on Wednesday to promote its economic agenda and attend a city hall broadcast on CNN, even when a bipartisan infrastructure deal he brokered failed its first formal test in the Senate.
Mr. Biden attended a union training center, the IBEW / NECA Electrical Training Center, where he was asked to make comments advocating that his $ 4 trillion business plan will create high paying union jobs.
The President will then travel to Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, where he will attend the City Hall broadcast at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Mr Biden will be asking questions about the impact of the $ 1.9 trillion economic aid bill he signed in March, White House officials said in Guidelines for Reporters, and the two legislative components of its broader economic agenda.
These are the bipartisan agreement to spend nearly $ 600 billion on repairing and building physical infrastructure like bridges and broadband internet, and a $ 3.5 trillion budget plan that Senate Democrats will use to support Mr Biden’s plans adopt affordable housing to build carbon dioxide energy, expand home health care for elderly and disabled Americans, and more.
While Mr Biden flew to the Kentucky airport, which serves Cincinnati, the Senators were voting on a motion to evolve the bipartisan infrastructure framework that has not yet been finalized nearly a month after Mr Biden and the centrist lawmakers were introduced to the White House. The vote failed, so Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, has to call another vote next week in hopes of moving the deal forward.
Government officials have started negotiations with Republicans and Democrats in the past few days to finalize the deal, including paying the expenses in full. While these talks continue, White House officials have made it clear in recent days that they support Schumer’s attempts to enforce the law on Wednesday.
“We understand this is a legislative process and it is ongoing,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on her way to Cincinnati on Wednesday. She said the government had been encouraged by a bipartisan statement from Senate negotiators that a final settlement was within reach.
“We are encouraged by the progress and grateful to the Democrats and Republicans involved,” said Ms. Psaki.