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Biden focuses on infrastructure in the midst of new virus concerns

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President Joe Biden will visit a community college in Minnesota on November 30 to highlight how his $ 1 trillion infrastructure law creates jobs and helps train workers.

This trip occurs at an important point for Biden, who is facing the threat of a new Omicron strain of coronavirus and high levels of inflation. An important part of his agenda is still awaiting congressional approval. Biden needs to get close to $ 2 trillion in social and economic agenda through the Senate. You will also need to temporarily fund the government to maintain your borrowing capacity as you may violate debt limits in December.

Biden holds an infrastructure package that includes money for the shift to roads, bridges, broadband, water systems, and electric vehicles as evidence that he can work across political passages. The bill was passed with the firm support of the Republican Party.

He will visit Dakota County Technical College in Rosemont, Minnesota. Then we’ll talk about how additional spending on infrastructure “provides Americans, creates high-paying union jobs, and lowers prices by improving the infrastructure for our supply.” White House spokesman Jen Psaki said in a preview of the trip.

One of the key obstacles to infrastructure packages is the availability of well-skilled construction workers. According to Ministry of Labor statistics, about 7.5 million people are engaged in the construction industry, which is about the same as the housing bubble period about 15 years ago. Builders say it’s difficult to find workers and spending on infrastructure can only increase demand.

Biden won the presidential election last year with a 52.6% vote over Minnesota. He is visiting the State’s Second Parliamentary District. This is a potentially vulnerable seat in the medium term that has reached Democratic Rep. Angie Craig in 2020.

The president has recently been in close contact with the heads of several major retailers, including Target, which is headquartered in the state, clogging the harbor and making consumers spend more time waiting for electronics, furniture, and more. I’m trying to solve a chain problem. Goods.

Due to supply chain challenges, October prices rose 6.2% from 12 months ago to the highest pace in 31 years. On November 29, the White House National Economic Council released a report suggesting that the problem is being addressed by a decrease in long-distance containers waiting at the port and an increase in retail inventories.

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