IN THE STATES: Bidenomics is Working

In the states this week, Americans are reading more about how Bidenomics is working in their own communities. As local news reported, new data shows 79 metro areas across the United States are seeing record-low unemployment rates under President Biden’s economic plan.

  • In Illinois: WIFR News: Illinois metro areas see job progress, according to labor statistics
  • In Maine: Maine Public Radio: Three southern Maine communities in urban area with lowest unemployment rate in US
  • In Maryland: WTOP News: By 1 measure, Rockville and Silver Spring have nation’s lowest unemployment rate
  • In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area jobless rate hits new low in June
  • In Pennsylvania: TribLive: Unemployment rate in Pittsburgh region dips to new record low
  • In South Dakota: Sioux Falls Business: South Dakota breaks national record for low unemployment

On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin to spotlight how Bidenomics is boosting American manufacturing and delivering affordable, reliable high-speed internet to rural and underserved communities.

  • In Wisconsin: WSIN 12: Vice President Kamala Harris visits Wisconsin, marking first stop in 2024 campaign cycle
  • In Wisconsin: FOX 6: Kamala Harris visits Pleasant Prairie, touts tech job creation
  • In Wisconsin: CBS 58: VP Kamala Harris makes visit to southeast Wisconsin, touts broadband and job expansion
  • In Wisconsin: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kamala Harris ushers in 2024 contest with Wisconsin visit focused on Biden’s broadband efforts

The vice president also traveled to Orlando this week, where she once again blasted Ron DeSantis over Florida’s new education standards that suggest some enslaved people developed skills which could be applied for their “personal benefit.” And in Boston, she warned of MAGA Republicans’ attacks on Americans’ freedoms.

  • In Florida: Florida Politics: Ron DeSantis continues defiant defense of Florida curriculum claiming slavery benefited the enslaved
  • In California: San Francisco Chronicle: Kamala Harris condemns Florida’s efforts to ‘rewrite the ugly parts of our history’
  • In Florida: Miami Herald: Harris rejects DeSantis’ offer to discuss Black history education during Florida visit
  • In Florida: Orlando Sentinel: In Orlando, Vice President Harris slams DeSantis’ call to discuss slavery standards
  • In Massachusetts: Boston Globe: In Boston on Saturday, Kamala Harris warns of ‘full-on attempt to attack’ hard-won rights and freedoms
  • In Massachusetts: Boston Herald: Americans face ‘full-on’ attack on freedoms, liberties, VP Harris says in Boston

Meanwhile, voters are reading about how Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville’s continued blockade of nearly 300 critical military nominations is hurting military families and national security efforts.  

  • In Alabama: Biden campaign knocks Donald Trump visit to Alabama as endorsement of Tuberville’s ‘political antics’
  • In Kansas: Kansas Reflector: Military nominees still stalled by Tuberville hold, with U.S. Senate gone until September
  • In Florida: Orlando Sentinel: DeSantis’ support of Tuberville is an affront to Florida’s military | Commentary

Finally, last Friday, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rita Hart and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz blasted the 2024 GOP field’s MAGA agenda ahead of the Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner. Governor Walz and Chair Hart highlighted how President Biden’s economic agenda has created new economic opportunities for all Iowans, in contrast to Republicans’ failed “trickle-down economics” which has consistently left Americans and Iowans behind. 

  • In Iowa: Siouxland Proud: Lawmakers criticize candidates attending Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner
  • In Minnesota: Minnesota Reformer: Gov. Tim Walz criticizes Republicans ahead of Iowa GOP dinner