IN THE STATES: Local News Touts Stocked Shelves, Infrastructure Investments, and Plan to Tackle COVID-19
December 23, 2021
This week, local news was full of headlines about President Biden’s strong leadership as he announced critical steps to ensure everyone has access to the necessary care and COVID-19 vaccines they need to protect themselves this holiday season. Meanwhile, Democrats across the country continued to make sure voters know that the holiday shelves are stocked, the economy is getting back on track, and that smoother future travel is ahead thanks to investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Here’s a look at what voters in states across the country read about how Democrats have been delivering this week:
President Biden and Vice President Harris are taking critical steps to protect Americans and help communities and hospitals battle Omicron, building on the robust plan he announced earlier this month to get people maximum protection ahead of the winter and prepare for rising cases driven by the new variant.
- In Arizona: Arizona’s Family: Biden sending help to Arizona amid latest COVID-19 surge, promises free test kits
- In California: Fox5: Gloria: Biden right to focus on COVID vaccinations amid omicron surge
- In New Hampshire: InDepthNH.org: Biden Outlines Omicron Battle Plan: More Testing, Help for Hospitals; Sununu Responds
- In Vermont: Associated Press: Here’s how President Joe Biden’s plans help Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine fight COVID
- In New York: New York Daily News: President vs. pandemic: Biden’s omicron plan is sound
- In Minnesota: MPR: Biden announces free COVID tests, more aid for hospitals to deal with omicron
Thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Democrats, our economy is getting back on track as supply chain bottlenecks ease, consumers are spending in record amounts, and businesses report stocked shelves.
- In Texas: CBS7: Toyland fully stocked and ready for last-minute Christmas shoppers
- In Indiana: Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly: Dec. 22 – Think small: Local small businesses fully stocked
- In Arkansas: Fox16: University of Arkansas economist says improving supply chain conditions could benefit holiday shoppers
Meanwhile, local news outlets continued to highlight how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will repair and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, and airports; replace lead pipes and service lines, improve access to affordable, high-speed internet; strengthen resilience to climate change; create good-paying, union jobs; and so much more.
- In Georgia: WUPA: Georgia Democrats Touted President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill In Atlanta
- In Massachusetts: The Republican: Massachusetts to receive $800 million to improve infrastructure and climate in the first round of federal funding
- In New Jersey: Trenton Daily: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman lifts up historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
- In Louisiana: L’Observateur: $30M Veterans Memorial Bridge project will include repainting & repairs