IN THE STATES: Amid GOP Chaos, President Biden Keeps Delivering

As Republicans in Congress descend into complete and utter chaos, the Biden-Harris administration announced that 336,000 jobs were created in September, nearly doubling expectations and bringing the total number of jobs built under President Biden to nearly 14 million, including 815,000 manufacturing jobs created – more than at any point under Donald Trump. Here’s what they’re saying in the states:

  • In Illinois: FOX32: US economy adds 336,000 jobs in September, blowing past expectations
  • In Minnesota: Star Tribune: Strong job growth in U.S. will likely extend to Minnesota
  • In North Carolina: WRAL: September jobs report a ‘shocker,’ says NC State economist
  • In Texas: KTRH: September Jobs Report Surprises Economists
  • In Utah: 102.7FM News Radio: Analyst: September jobs report reflects economic stability

Thanks to new actions from the Biden-Harris administration this week, an additional 125,000 Americans have been approved for $9 billion in student debt relief – once again illustrating President Biden and Vice President Harris’ commitment to building the economy from the bottom up and middle out, even as Republicans try to stand in the way.

  • In Florida: News4Jax: Biden cancels $9 billion in student loan debt; Here’s who qualifies for it
  • In Georgia: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Biden announces $9 billion in student loan debt relief
  • In Indiana: Indiana Gazette: Biden Cancels Another $9B in Student Debt for 125,000 Borrowers
  • In Missouri: KQTV: Biden administration cancels $9 billion in student loan debt
  • In Ohio: $9 billion in new student loan debt relief targeted to help 125,000 borrowers, President Biden announces
  • In Oregon: KOIN News AM Extra: The Biden administration is forgiving $9 billion in federal student loan debt
  • In Texas: Beaumont Enterprise: Biden announces $9 billion in student loan forgiveness
  • In Virginia: WSLS: WATCH: President Biden provides update on student loan debt
  • In Washington: FOX 13: Biden administration gears up for second attempts to cancel federal student loans 

Also this week, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced that the manufacturers of all ten drugs selected for negotiation have decided to participate in the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program – another major step in President Biden’s fight to lower health care costs for seniors and families and no thanks to Congressional Republicans who unanimously opposed the legislation.

  • In Georgia: WTOC: White House: Pharmaceutical companies agree to negotiate drug prices
  • In Massachusetts: WWLP: Major drug companies commit to negotiating Medicare drug prices with federal government
  • In Oklahoma: KTUL: Biden-Harris administration secures participation of drug manufacturers in Medicare price negotiation program
  • In Texas: WBAP: Biden Administration Seals Participation Agreement with Manufacturers of 10 Drugs Targeted in First Medicare Price Negotiations
  • In Virginia: Dogwood: Virginia Seniors to See Lower Drug Costs as Medicare Price Negotiations Advance
  • In Virginia: WDBJ: Medicare will now be able to negotiate prices

Throughout the country, President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continued to deliver on promises to invest in clean energy and rebuild our nation’s roads, bridges, and waterways.

  • In Illinois: Effingham Radio: USDA Sees Record Demand To Advance Clean Energy In Rural America
  • In Kansas: WIBW: $350 million earmarked for Kansas road construction projects through 2028
  • In Minnesota: West Central Tribune: Western Minnesota railroads to share in up to $2.6M for upgrades
  • In Missouri: KOMU 8: Rural energy loan helps Missourians on Energy Efficiency Day
  • In Ohio: Ohio’s Country Journal: Biden-Harris Administration Investing $3 Billion in Climate-Smart Practices on Agricultural Lands 
  • In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: How Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge was rebuilt in 11 months: trust
  • In Pennsylvania: WESA: Pittsburgh tree-planting efforts receive $9 million in federal funds
  • In Virginia: WHSV: SHD continuing growth with funds from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • In Washington: KING5: How President Biden’s ‘Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’ is impacting Washington state

In New York, First Lady Jill Biden marked National Manufacturing Day by kicking off the third leg of the Investing in America tour with a stop at Dutchess Community College in Fishkill, New York

  • In New York: News 12 Hudson Valley: First lady Jill Biden helps unveil new advanced manufacturing lab in Dutchess County
  • In New York: Poughkeepsie Journal: First lady Jill Biden arrives at Stewart Airport, visits Poughkeepsie
  • In New York: Mid Hudson News: Update…First Lady in Dutchess County
  • In New York: Spectrum News: Early education leaders excited for first lady’s visit to Hudson Valley

Amid all of this progress, the Biden-Harris campaign launched ads across the battleground states highlighting how President Biden’s economic agenda is cutting costs for Americans, creating good jobs, and delivering for workers.

  • In Arizona: Arizona Mirror: Biden touts blue-collar roots in latest AZ ad
  • In Arizona: Phoenix New Times: Biden focuses on Arizona with new ad featuring Phoenix carpenter
  • In Georgia: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Jolt: Georgia lawmakers choose sides in push to oust House speaker
  • In Michigan: Detroit News: Watch: Biden touts middle-class upbringing in new TV ad
  • In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Biden campaign launches new ad focused on the president’s Scranton roots
  • In Wisconsin: WisPolitics: Biden ad touts his middle-class roots, efforts to cut consumer costs