IN THE STATES: Bidenomics is Working;  MAGA GOP Doubles Down on Anti-Choice Extremism

This week, President Biden continued his “Investing in America” tour highlighting how Bidenomics is helping to rebuild the middle class, bolster private investment in manufacturing and clean energy, create good-paying jobs for all Americans, and revitalize rural communities. On Thursday, President Biden visited the Flex LTD manufacturing plant in West Columbia, South Carolina, and announced that the company will create hundreds of new jobs in the state thanks to his agenda — and no thanks to South Carolina Republican lawmakers who voted against it. 

  • Greenville News: Joe Biden in SC: President touts ‘Bidenomics,’ job growth at West Columbia stop
  • CBS News 19: $20M, 600 new jobs: President Biden talks economy, jobs at Flex LTD in West Columbia
  • Post and Courier: President Biden says his policies are bringing green jobs to red states in Midlands visit
  • WCSC 5: ‘Wherever the need is most’: Biden says economic policies help everyone
  • NBC 2 News: President Biden touts economic agenda during South Carolina visit

In addition, Vice President Harris visited Arizona yesterday as a part of the “Investing in America” tour to emphasize the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to tribal communities, Native American maternal health, and water conservation.

  • AZ Family: VP Kamala Harris discusses climate change, water crisis during Arizona visit
  • AZ Central: Vice President Kamala Harris emphasizes dedication to tribes, health care in Arizona visit
  • FOX 10 Phoenix: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Arizona

Throughout the week, members of the Biden-Harris administration traveled across the country on the “Investing in America” tour spotlighting historic private sector investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, technology, and broadband thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act

  • In Arizona: AZ Central: ‘We want the view to be breathtaking, not the emissions’: New buses coming at Grand Canyon
  • In Michigan: MLive: EPA chief visits Grand Rapids, touts federal investments in lead service line replacements
  • In Nebraska: Lincoln Journal-Star: Editorial, 7/6: Broadband funding crucial to future in Nebraska
  • In New York: Spectrum News NY1: Schumer announces $6.9B in funding for Hudson Tunnel, largest-ever transportation grant in U.S. history
  • In Oklahoma: Oklahoman: OKC will get $10M in grants from Biden administration to improve bus system. What will change?

Vice President Harris also took center stage at Essence Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, over the weekend, spotlighting the state of reproductive rights and medical care one year post-Dobbs. The vice president also called attention to the detrimental effect of the Dobbs decision on Black maternal mortality rates across the US. Vice President Harris also condemned the recent Supreme Court decisions to strike down affirmative action and President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. 

  • In Louisiana: Fox 8: VP Kamala Harris criticizes the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision during Essence Fest event
  • In Louisiana: During 2-day trip to New Orleans, Vice President Kamala Harris blasts Supreme Court rulings
  • In Louisiana: CBS 4WWL: Essence Fest kicks off, VP Harris talks affirmative action ruling on first day
  • In Georgia: Atlanta Voice: #EssenceFest: Vice President Kamala Harris blasts recent Supreme Court decisions
  • In Georgia: Atlanta Daily World: Essence Fest: VP Kamala Harris Reacts To Supreme Court Decisions On Affirmative Action, Student Loan Forgiveness

Meanwhile, MAGA Republicans are continuing their all-out war on women’s rights to make their own health care choices. On Wednesday, Republican Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a special session for Iowa lawmakers to pass new restrictive abortion laws that could further limit reproductive care just three weeks after the Iowa Supreme Court blocked the governor’s previous six-week abortion ban.