Biden to tout infrastructure investments alongside McConnell on Wednesday

President Biden will journey to Kentucky on Wednesday to tout infrastructure investments and his broader financial plan, and he’ll be joined by Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the White Home mentioned Sunday.

Biden will head to Kentucky someday after the a brand new GOP Home majority is sworn in to talk about “how his financial plan is rebuilding our infrastructure, creating good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year diploma, and revitalizing communities left behind,” the White Home mentioned.

McConnell is predicted to attend, as is Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), White Home deputy communications director Herbie Ziskend tweeted.

DeWine final week introduced greater than $1 billion in funding by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure legislation to switch the Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Kentucky and Ohio.

The occasion displays how the White Home is hoping to emphasise bipartisanship and its willingness to succeed in throughout the aisle as the brand new session of Congress will get underway, with Republicans narrowly in charge of the Home and Democrats holding a slim majority within the Senate.

White Home officers have spent the weeks since November’s midterm elections arguing it confirmed the American individuals anticipate leaders to work collectively to get issues performed, and Biden and his staff have expressed a want to search out Republicans who’re prepared to work with them.

Biden’s first two years in workplace noticed the passage of bipartisan laws targeted on infrastructure, semiconductor chip manufacturing, help for veterans and protections for same-sex marriage.

In a memo to reporters simply earlier than Christmas Day, deputy press secretary Andrew Bates mentioned Biden enters the brand new yr “together with his hand outstretched to each events in Congress, able to preserve placing nation forward of celebration and staying steadfastly targeted on the wants of American households above all else.”

“He desires to maintain working collectively on reducing prices, bringing extra jobs again from abroad, saving extra lives from gun violence, and conserving the American individuals protected,” Bates mentioned.