IN THE STATES: Biden Vows To Protect Social Security, Medicare Against GOP Threats
February 10, 2023
In the states this week, local news highlighted the sharp contrast between President Biden’s commitment to looking out for working families and seniors and MAGA Republicans’ extreme plans to gut Social Security and Medicare.
On Tuesday, President Biden gave the second State of the Union address of his presidency, speaking directly to the American people about the historic progress we have made over the past two years to rebuild the economy and his agenda for the future.
On Thursday, President Biden visited Tampa, Florida, to talk about his plan to protect Social Security and Medicare as Republicans threaten to cut these programs.
- Bay News 9: In Tampa, Biden spotlights efforts to protect Medicare, Social Security
- Tampa Bay Times: President Joe Biden visits Tampa to talk health care as 2024 race looms
Meanwhile, Floridians were reminded that Florida’s own GOP Senator Rick Scott not only put out a plan that could jeopardize Social Security and Medicare — he doubled and tripled down on it.
- The Palm Beach Post: He didn’t mention Rick Scott. But Biden used his plan to bait Republicans on Social Security, Medicare.
On Wednesday, President Biden traveled to Wisconsin to highlight how his economic agenda is delivering for working families. As just one example — since President Biden took office, private companies have committed to invest over $4 billion in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin State Journal: Joe Biden emphasizes unions, economy at worker training center in DeForest
Also this week, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to allow for essential improvements with projects across the country, from road safety and bridges to clean water and electric vehicles.
- In Colorado: Denver7 ABC: Colorado to receive $37 million for wildfire mitigation
- In Kansas: WIBW: $5 million headed to help improve road safety in Kansas
- In Minnesota: StarTribune: Vice President Kamala Harris touts electric vehicle investment in St. Cloud visit
- In Nevada: News 4: Nevada to receive $2.7 billion in federal funding for infrastructure
- In Virginia: Virginia Public Media: Henrico County awarded $320K to plan safer streets