|Today, the Democratic National Committee’s “Build Back Better” bus tour stopped in Newport News, Virginia with Attorney General Mark Herring, Delegate and Lieutenant Governor candidate Hala Ayala, Congressman Bobby Scott, State Senator Jennifer McClellan, Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker, Delegate Alex Askew, Delegate Marcia Price. During the stop, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, and the local leaders highlighted how President Biden and Democrats are delivering for the American people with the creation of more than four million new jobs, tax cuts for middle-class families, and lower health care costs.
“Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, America is building back better than ever, and the DNC is hitting the road to make sure everybody knows that the ‘D’ in Democrats stands for ‘deliver,’” said Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. “Because of President Biden’s and Democrats’ leadership, jobs and wages are up, unemployment is down, and middle-class families are benefiting from a major tax cut. We know there is still work to be done and the DNC’s ‘Build Back Better’ bus tour will remind people across the country that it is Democrats who are delivering results for the American people — no thanks to Republicans.”
“It’s been an honor to welcome the DNC and Chair Harrison to our great Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “President Biden and Democrats all over the country have been delivering on the issues that everyday Americans care about during the COVID-19 pandemic. I plan to continue building on all of the progress we have already made protecting Virginians rights and access to affordable healthcare as we navigate out of this pandemic.”
“Thanks to President Biden and our Democratic partners in Congress, America is on track to build back better,” said Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor. “During last week’s special legislative session, I proudly voted to pass Governor Northam’s budget, which allocated American Rescue Plan dollars to support our small businesses, expand broadband, and invest in our students and teachers. From uplifting families with the Child Tax Credit to creating millions of good-paying jobs through critical infrastructure investments, President Biden and Vice President Harris are showing us all what true leadership looks like.”
Read more about the tour here.
Please see below for photos from the event: