IN THE STATES: Holiday Week Headlines Show Biden, Dems Investing in America
November 25, 2022
In the states this week, Americans have been reading about how Democrats are making investments in communities across the country – from low unemployment rates in states to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law making affordable high-speed internet more accessible. And in Georgia, many voters will be able to get to the polls tomorrow to cast their ballots early ahead of the runoff election, thanks to Democrats who fought against Republican efforts to limit early voting.
- In Georgia: NBC News: In win for Democrats, Georgia judge allows early voting in Senate runoff on Saturday after Thanksgiving
Also this week, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Cherry Point, North Carolina and joined Governor Roy Cooper and his wife to meet with military personnel and their families for a Friendsgiving celebration.
- The News & Observer: Biden pardons turkeys ‘Chocolate and Chip’ before they retire to NC State’s campus
- WCNC: Biden’s trip to NC latest in long-running tradition of thanking the troops on Thanksgiving
- WRAL: President Biden, first lady celebrate ‘Friendsgiving’ with military families in Cherry Point
And a week after its one-year anniversary, President Biden and Democrats’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is continuing to make headlines for its investments into communities across the country, spurring everything from access to more affordable internet, to faster commutes, to safer roads and bridges, and more down the road.
- In Alabama: Alabama Political Reporter: Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law sends nearly $3B to Alabama
- In Alaska: KINY: Alaska started 248 transportation projects in first year of Infrastructure Law, new report shows
- In Delaware: Delaware Public Media: Delaware to receive $5.5 million in federal funding for internet access projects
- In Illinois: The Times Weekly: Bill Foster: One Year Later, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for Illinois
- In Michigan: WKAR: Lt. Gov. Gilchrist says federal infrastructure funds “lay the foundation” for Michigan opportunity
- In Nevada: Reno Gazette Journal: Reno battery manufacturing company awarded $10 million in federal funding
- In Rhode Island: Newport Buzz: RI Nets $5.5M Broadband Grants to Upgrade Ocean State’s Network & Provide Affordable, Reliable, High-Speed Internet for All
- In Texas: KXAN: CapMetro receives almost $1 million in federal funds for transit development
- In Washington: The Spokesman-Review: Getting There: A year later, bipartisan infrastructure law has sent $3.7 billion to Washington, $1.1 billion to Idaho
- In Wisconsin: Seehafer News: One Year In, Wisconsin Communities Measure Impact of Infrastructure Law
Meanwhile, as President Biden continues to lead a historic jobs recovery and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, states across the country are still seeing historically low unemployment rates.
- In Georgia: Valdosta Today: GA unemployment rate remains lower than national average
- In Minnesota: KRWC: Minnesota Jobless Rate Continues at Historic Lows
- In Tennessee: Daily Post Athenian: Tennessee continues low unemployment rate in October
- In Texas: KAMR: Texas reports record-breaking job growth in October, decrease in unemployment rate