IN THE STATES: Trump Under Fire for Extreme Abortion Bans While President Biden Delivers Investments and Defends Reproductive Rights   

Kicking off the week, President Biden visited Prince William Forest Park in Virginia to commemorate Earth Day. The President announced a series of programs to combat climate change, including putting more than 20,000 young Americans to work through the American Climate Corps and $7 billion to expand access to residential solar installations. 

  • In Illinois: Walls 102: President Biden marks Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal solar power grants
  • In Oregon: OPB: On Earth Day, Biden launched a new site to apply for Climate Corps jobs
  • In Virginia: InsideNoVa: Biden announces solar investments, American Climate Corps advancements at Earth Day visit to Prince William Forest Park
  • In Virginia: Potomac Local News: President Biden announces sweeping climate actions during Earth Day speech at Prince William Forest Park
  • In Virginia: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Biden, in Prince William, touts solar investments in Virginia on Earth Day
  • In Washington, D.C.: FOX 5 DC: Biden announces $7 billion in federal solar power grants on Earth Day

While President Biden was in Virginia, Vice President Harris headed to Wisconsin. There, she unveiled action to improve access to long-term care and ensure the quality of care-giving jobs.

  • In Wisconsin: Winona Daily News: VP Kamala Harris meets with nursing home workers in Wisconsin
  • In Wisconsin: La Crosse Tribune: Vice President Kamala Harris meets with long-term care workers in La Crosse
  • In Wisconsin: Kenosha News: Vice President Kamala Harris meets with health care workers in La Crosse
  • In Wisconsin: WEAU: Vice President Kamala Harris discusses better pay and more for health care workers
  • In Wisconsin: WEAU: Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to SEIU Wisconsin union
  • In Wisconsin: Wisconsin Examiner: VP Harris makes third Wisconsin visit, focuses on health care and reproductive rights
  • In Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Journal: In Wisconsin, Kamala Harris ties Donald Trump to Republicans’ ongoing abortion challenge
  • In Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Journal: Harris slams Trump on abortion in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • In Wisconsin: WISN: VP Kamala Harris returns for third time to Wisconsin in 2024
  • In Wisconsin: WPR: VP Harris celebrates new staffing rules for nursing homes during La Crosse visit
  • In Wisconsin: WXOW: VP Harris announces help for health care workers

On Tuesday, President Biden traveled to Tampa, Florida ahead of the state’s  extreme abortion ban taking effect, as a result of Donald Trump’s actions to overturn Roe v Wade. In Tampa, President Biden emphasized his dedication to protecting reproductive rights and hammered Trump for forcing women across the country to suffer under cruel bans Trump made possible.

  • In Florida: Action News Tampa Bay: Biden stumps in Tampa to codify Roe and offers support for Florida amendment
  • In Florida: Florida Phoenix: Biden says voters will hold Donald Trump ‘accountable’ for changing nation’s abortion laws
  • In Florida: Florida Politics: Joe Biden in Tampa blames Donald Trump for ripping away women’s abortion rights
  • In Florida: NBC Miami: President Biden to highlight abortion rights in campaign visit to Tampa
  • In Florida: Orlando Sentinel: In Tampa, Biden blames Trump for abortion ‘health care crisis’
  • In Florida: Tampa Bay Times: Here’s what Biden said in Tampa — and how his critics responded
  • In Florida: WKRG: Biden campaigns in Florida, slams six-week abortion ban

President Biden visited Syracuse, New York on Thursday to highlight the importance of CHIPS Act funding and revealed that Syracuse has been named as one of the four “Investing in America Work Hubs,” alongside locations in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

  • In Idaho: KTVB: Boise Mayor McLean joins President Biden for $6.1 billion Micron announcement
  • In New York: CNY Central: ‘It’s a big deal’: President Joe Biden celebrates Micron in Syracuse
  • In New York: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Biden in Syracuse: Bright future for Micron, chip industry in New York. What he said
  • In New York: WENY: President Joe Biden announces Micron’s $6.1 billion CHIPS funding in Syracuse

In more news, the Biden-Harris administration continues to invest in America. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is transforming the country, from fighting climate change t0 constructing high speed rail to providing good paying jobs for millions of Americans.

  • In California: Long Beach Post: Port-based companies receive $44M in federal funds to reduce emissions
  • In California: The Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle: Construction to begin on high-speed rail between Vegas and California
  • In Florida: WFLA: Sarasota Bay Estuary Program deploys 24 artificial reefs into bay
  • In Hawaii: KHON2: $5.2 million granted for port improvements in Hawaii
  • In Maine: News Center Maine: White House advisors visit Maine, announce $10 million in grants for climate resilience
  • In Montana: ABC FOX Montana: Missoula County receives funding for East Missoula Highway 200 Corridor Infrastructure project
  • In Nevada: KSNV: Brightline West breaks ground on high-speed train between Las Vegas, California
  • In Nevada: KSNV: Las Vegas airport awarded $27.8 million for runway, pavement work
  • In Nevada: Las Vegas Sun: ‘Let’s go build that railway’: Officials break ground on high-speed Las Vegas-to-Southern California line
  • In Tennessee: WBBJ: West TN counties receive infrastructure grant
  • In Vermont: WPTZ: Bradford home to first federally funded EV charging station in Vermont
  • In West Virginia: WAJR: Feds announce more than $140 million to revitalize coal communities, address legacy pollution
  • In West Virginia: WV News: West Virginia set to receive more than $140 million in fed funds for abandoned mine lands
  • In Wisconsin: WMSN: PSC Wisconsin awarded $7.8 million to support clean energy projects