IN THE STATES: Democrats On Offense Over Plans to Lower Costs, Fight Inflation

As Washington Republicans play politics with the American economy, voters in battleground states spent this week reading about how President Biden and Democrats plan to lower costs, fight inflation, and strengthen the economy – no thanks to the GOP lawmakers who are trying to stand in the way.

Here’s a look at what voters in the states saw this week…

Democrats went on offense against Senate Republicans for refusing to show up to help fight inflation:

In Pennsylvania: PA Capital-Star: Dems, allies slam Pa.’s Toomey, Republicans for blocking Biden’s Fed nominees

In North Carolina: Cardinal & Pine: North Carolina Democrat Chides Thom Tillis, GOP for Skipping Federal Reserve Appointment

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison joined mayors from port cities around the country to highlight how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s investments in ports will strengthen supply chains and lower costs for Americans:

From Portsmouth, NH Mayor Deaglan McEachern: “I am also incredibly excited that we have in President Biden a leader who understands that we need to invest in our communities if we want to see them thrive… Portsmouth is the hub for New Hampshire imports and exports, anything from salt…heating oil, machine parts—we are connectors to the rest of the world. Our ports must be up-to-date and well-equipped. Robust investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps us achieve those goals…By improving efficiency, we lower the cost of these goods landed.”

From Richmond, VA Mayor Levar Stoney: “No Republicans in Virginia’s congressional delegation voted for this critical infrastructure… These Republican members voted against billions of dollars in funding to repair, enhance and modernize infrastructure all across the commonwealth. [Republicans] voted against easing commutes for workers, investing in clean water for families, supporting robust port systems for our economy. They have no plan and they’re willing to let Virginia pay the price.”

From Savannah, GA Mayor Van Johnson: “We are so excited that President Biden is strengthening our ports here in Savannah… Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Savannah has received $8 billion to expand and improve capacity at the world-class Port of Savannah. The immediate relief from this historic infrastructure package is helping to ease supply chain stresses, which helps put food on grocery store shelves and fight against inflationary pressures. I’m grateful to the Biden-Harris administration and to our senators, as millions of Georgians are going to see a new generation of economic growth and equity.”

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, restaurant owner Andy O’Neill wrote about how the investment President Biden’s infrastructure law makes to strengthen supply chains will help businesses like his. 

And leaders and experts across the battleground states highlighted how President Biden’s plan to invest in electric vehicles will lower costs, create jobs, and strengthen our economy:

In Florida: Sun Sentinel: Electric vehicle funding will lower costs, create jobs and protect Florida’s environment | Opinion

In North Carolina: WRAL: Economist: $5B for EV infrastructure ‘big deal’ for NC

In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Molly Parzen: Biden’s EV plan driving strong economic future in Pittsburgh and beyond

In Wisconsin: WORT 89.9FM: Senator Kelda Roys On Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In Wisconsin