IN THE STATES: Biden-Harris Administration Continues to Bolster the Middle Class & Grow the Economy

This week, Biden-Harris 2024 launched new ads highlighting how President Biden’s economic agenda and leadership have helped to lower costs for American families, bolster an American-made clean energy and manufacturing boom, and create good-paying jobs for all Americans as part of a 16-week, $25 million advertising campaign targeting key voters in battleground states.

  • In Arizona: AZ Mirror: Biden launches AZ ad highlighting high-tech jobs as part of national blitz
  • In Arizona:AZ Family: Biden ad to run in Arizona, swing states during NFL season opener
  • In Florida: Florida Politics: Joe Biden battleground state ad buy during NFL prime time game bypasses Florida viewers
  • In Georgia: Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Biden makes economic pitch to Georgia voters in TV ad
  • In Michigan: MLive: Detroit Lions’ season opener will have a dose of presidential politics
  • In Michigan: Detroit News: Biden campaign to air ad during Lions’ opener
  • In Nevada: Nevada Independent: Biden ad targets NFL kickoff as part of battleground blitz
  • In North Carolina: News & Observer: Biden campaign launches latest ad in North Carolina in time for football
  • In Pennsylvania: PA Politics: Biden-Harris Targeting PA With New Ad
  • In Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Capital-Star: New Biden 2024 campaign ad to debut in Pennsylvania
  • In Wisconsin: Wis Politics: Biden-Harris campaign: Announces new ad to air in Wisconsin during NFL primetime season opener

On Labor Day, President Biden delivered remarks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania celebrating the legacy and contributions of America’s labor unions and workers. President Biden touted the Biden-Harris administration’s record as the most pro-labor and pro-union White House in history. Since day one, President Biden and Vice President Harris have been relentless advocates for workers’ rights and have fought tirelessly to create good-paying jobs, earning their reelection campaign’s historic endorsements from organized labor groups.

Across the country, Bidenomics continued to make headlines for creating new economic opportunities for all Americans in key industries such as manufacturing and clean energy.

  • In Idaho: Idaho Capital Sun: U.S. Department of Agriculture awards grants to nine rural Idaho businesses for clean energy
  • In Montana: Lewistown News-Argus : $132,000 from Inflation Reduction Act to fund renewable energy development projects in Central Montana
  • In New York: ABC 50: North country business get USDA funding through Inflation Reduction Act
  • In Pennsylvania:90.5 WESA: Garfield Community Farm hosts environmental justice event, commemorates Inflation Reduction Act
  • In Texas: Houston Chronicle: Inflation Reduction Act accelerates clean energy transition in the Houston area

Also this week, the Biden-Harris administration announced four million Americans have enrolled in the Biden-Harris administration’s SAVE student loan income-driven repayment plan. The SAVE plan is just further evidence of President Biden and Vice President Harris’ commitment to strengthening the middle class by providing pathways to affordable education and reducing the financial burden of student loans on borrowers.   

  • In Alaska: Anchorage Daily News: With federal student loan payments to resume, thousands of Alaskans enroll in new Biden administration plan
  • In Alabama: Student loan forgiveness: 4 million student loan borrowers, 63,500 Alabamians, enrolled in SAVE plan
  • In California: KBAK: Millions enroll in Biden’s new SAVE plan ahead of student loan repayments next month
  • In Georgia: Georgia Recorder: Millions enrolled in new student loan repayment program
  • In Iowa: Quad-City Times: 40,000 in Iowa, 142,000 in Illinois have enrolled in Biden’s new student loan repayment plan
  • In Kansas: KSNT: Kansas student loan borrowers sign up for Biden SAVE plan
  • In Louisiana: KPLC: Biden’s new “Save Plan” aims to help low-income student borrowers by freezing interest
  • In Michigan: Detroit Free Press: Thousands of Michigan student loan borrowers already signed up for new SAVE payment plan
  • In Pennsylvania:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Latest federal student loan program already attracts 170K Pennsylvanians
  • In South Dakota: SoiuxlandProud: More than 70K Siouxland student loan borrowers enrolled in Save Repayment Plan
  • In Utah: Salt Lake Tribune: Utahns with student loans could see $0 monthly payments under new SAVE Plan
  • In Wisconsin: WKOW: 4 million borrowers enroll in Biden SAVE plan as student loan repayments resume this fall

Meanwhile, Republicans across the country continue to double down on their anti-abortion extremist agenda, focused on stripping away American fundamental freedoms and rights. 

  • In Alabama: Alabama can prosecute those who help women travel for abortion, attorney general says
  • In Florida: Orlando Weekly: Florida doctors speak out against abortion restrictions, days before state Supreme Court hears case on 15-week ban
  • In Texas: ABC 13: New ordinances would ban driving through cities and counties en route to abortion care