IN THE STATES: Biden Shows America His Values with New Budget
March 10, 2023
In the states this week, local news highlighted President Biden’s new budget proposal, which will invest in America, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, and reduce the deficit by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade. On the flip side, MAGA Republicans across the country continue to put their extreme agenda on full display, from introducing new draconian abortion bans to doubling down on their support for cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Here’s what Americans were reading as President Biden rolled out his budget plan in Philadelphia yesterday:
- ABC 6 Action News: President Joe Biden lays out his budget plan during speech in Philadelphia, challenges GOP to follow suit
- NBC Philadelphia: President Biden Reveals Budget Plan While Speaking in Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Inquirer: President Joe Biden outlines budget proposal in Philly speech; offers encouragement to Fetterman
And as the race for the MAGA base heats up, Republican 2024 hopefuls continue to push their extreme agendas as they travel from state to state — and Democrats are holding them accountable.
- Florida Politics: Spotlighting shift on Social Security and Medicare, DNC welcomes Ron DeSantis to Iowa
- CBS 2 Iowa:Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rita Hart slams GOP’s 2024 “extreme Maga agenda”
Also this week, Jennifer McClellan made history on Tuesday when she was officially sworn into office, becoming the first Black woman to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in Congress.
- Richmond Times-Dispatch: Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan is sworn in on historic day
- The Virginian-Pilot: Jennifer McClellan sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress
And across the country, Republicans in state legislatures continue their efforts to deny women the right to make their own health care decisions — with Florida Republicans introducing a bill to ban abortion after six weeks and Kansas Republicans pushing more plans to target reproductive rights in the state.
- In Florida: Orlando Sentinel: GOP Florida lawmakers seek to ban abortion after 6 weeks
- In Kansas: Kansas City Star: Kansas Republicans want to use state dollars to fund ‘alternatives to abortion’