IN THE STATES: Biden, Dems Deliver for American Families
October 14, 2022
In the states this week, President Biden traveled west to tout the Biden-Harris administration’s infrastructure work and establish a new national monument, showing how the administration continues to deliver results and build a better America.
In California, the president highlighted how the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping to improve public transit, create jobs and opportunity, and reduce pollution across the country. And in Colorado, the president established the first new national monument of his presidency: the Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument.
- In California: The Center Square California: Biden touts infrastructure, boosts Democrats in Los Angeles
- In California: Los Angeles Daily News: Biden arrives at Metro construction site in LA to talk infrastructure spending
- In Colorado: Colorado Politics: Biden makes Colorado’s Camp Hale first national monument of his presidency
Also this week, the Social Security Administration announced that seniors’ Social Security benefits will increase by 8.7% next year — putting more money directly into Americans’ pockets. But while President Biden and Democrats are protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, Republicans want to put the critical programs on the chopping block.
- In Alabama: WBRC: Seniors react to coming raise in Social Security checks
- In Arizona: Fox 10 Phoenix: Social Security benefits to jump by 8.7% in 2023
- In Florida: Florida Politics: Charlie Crist, Florida Democrats hail Social Security boost
- In Georgia: WALB: Social Security benefits set to increase by 8.7% in 2023; Georgians react
- In Idaho: KTVB 7: Social Security payments to increase 8.7%, benefiting more than 370,000 Idahoans
- In Louisiana: Louisiana Radio Network: Social security average hike in Louisiana is about $125 a month
- In Utah: FOX 13 Salt Lake City: How much will Utahns benefit from Social Security boost?
- In Virginia: 13 News Now: Social Security Administration announces biggest raise in decades
The manufacturing boom for electric vehicles under President Biden and Democrats’ leadership continued this week as Honda and LG have committed more than $5 billion toward electric vehicle battery manufacturing and factory retooling across Ohio. This announcement comes no thanks to Ohio Republicans, who all voted against the Inflation Reduction Act, which has spurred investment in manufacturing jobs like these ones.
- In Ohio: Cleveland.com: Honda to build $3.5 billion electric-vehicle battery plant in Fayette County, spend $700 million more to revamp other Ohio plants
And with less than a month until Election Day, Republicans are still doubling down on their extreme and dangerous anti-choice agenda — despite their positions being extremely unpopular and out of touch with Americans. But Democrats are continuing to hold them accountable while fighting to protect women’s freedom to make their own health care decisions.
- In Arizona: Arizona’s Family: AZ GOP governor hopeful Lake called a near-total abortion ban law ‘great’
- In Connecticut: Republican-American: State seeing abortion influx; AG takes action to protect rights
- In Florida: BuzzFeed News: A Young Victim Of Incest Was Denied An Abortion In Florida And Forced To Travel For Care, Planned Parenthood Said
- In Georgia: Georgia Recorder: New poll finds nearly two-thirds of Georgia voters object to state’s new abortion restrictions
- In New Hampshire: Newsweek: GOP Candidate Says Abortion Decisions Belong to ‘Gentlemen’ Legislators
- In New Hampshire: Vanity Fair: Republican Senate Candidate Don Bolduc Calls Embryo Disposal “Disgusting Practice,” Leaves Door Open on National Ban
- In New York: City & State: Health care coalition rallying against Lee Zeldin on abortion rights stance
- In Ohio: Ohio Capital Journal: 3 Ohio justice candidates accused of breaking ethics, told PAC abortion isn’t Constitutional right
- In Oklahoma: KOCO: Abortion is major motivator driving Oklahomans to vote
- In Oregon: Oregon Capital Chronicle: Abortion bans are motivating midterm voters, poll shows