Biden, Cabinet Will Visit 20 States to Promote Economic, Clean Energy Agenda

By Michael Clements
Michael Clements
Michael Clements
Michael Clements focuses mainly on the Second Amendment and individual rights for The Epoch Times. He has more than 30 years of experience in print journalism, having worked at newspapers in Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma. He is based in Durant, Oklahoma.
March 24, 2023Updated: March 24, 2023

President Joe Biden and members of his staff will hit the road for the “Investing in America” tour beginning March 28 to tout the benefits of his economic plans, according to a White House press release.

In addition to cabinet officers, first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff will participate.

Biden’s first stop on March 28 will be Wolfspeed, a semiconductor manufacturer in Durham, North Carolina.

The company recently announced a $5 billion construction project in North Carolina funded by the CHIPS and Science Act that Biden signed in August 2022, according to the release. The project is expected to generate 1,800 jobs.

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President Joe Biden talks about his proposed FY2024 federal budget during an event at the Finishing Trades Institute in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 9, 2023. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“The tour will highlight how the President’s Investing in America agenda is growing the economy from the middle out and bottom-up, not top down,” the press release reads.

A spokesperson sent The Epoch Times a statement about the visit.

“The CHIPS & Science Act and President Biden’s programs aimed at investing in and advancing the semiconductor industry will help accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, the move to faster 5G networks, the evolution of renewable energy and energy storage, and the advancement of industrial applications,” the statement reads.

Biden will meet with his cabinet on March 27 to discuss each agency’s role in advancing his agenda. They will then hit the road to visit 20 states.

The officials will explain how Biden programs such as the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the American Rescue Plan are funding programs that help businesses, create jobs, and improve infrastructure.

They will visit tech manufacturing companies, transportation facilities, and power-generating plants. The purpose of the visits is to highlight job growth and Biden’s clean energy agenda.

Republicans Want Cuts

Biden has been promoting his economic plans, claiming the most robust job growth in history.

Republicans counter that Biden’s spending is driving inflation. They refuse to increase the debt ceiling until the administration agrees to cuts to offset the budget’s higher costs.

Republicans maintain that significant spending cuts are necessary to alleviate the financial burden on future generations. Some have proposed capping discretionary spending for fiscal year 2024 at 2022 levels. However, that plan has been criticized by agency bureaucrats and Democrats, who described the cuts as “unrealistic, unsustainable, and unconscionable.”

In addition to Biden’s North Carolina visit, Senior Adviser Mitch Landrieu will go to Nashville, Tenn., Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will visit North Carolina, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will go to Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Samantha Flom, reporter for The Epoch Times, contributed to this report.