Joe Biden to visit Durham, promote infrastructure investment

President Joe Biden plans to travel to Durham Tuesday to kick off the Investing in America Tour, his office announced Friday.

Biden will visit Wolfspeed, a semiconductor manufacturer, to discuss his Investing in America Agenda and how it has led to the strongest job growth in history, with more than $300 billion in major private sector investment nationwide.

Biden also plans to tout improvements to American infrastructure, including a Made in America boom that is strengthening the supply chain and national security.

Biden’s office said more information is forthcoming. 

The visit is the first on Biden’s Investing in America Tour, which will promote the President’s Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the American Rescue Plan.

Wolfspeed is benefitting from the CHIPS and Science Act, which provides about $280 billion in new funding to boost domestic research and manufacturing of semiconductors.

The tour will include visits from Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, members of the Cabinet and senior White House officials to more than 20 states.

The White House will hold an Investing in America Cabinet meeting on Monday ahead of the Durham visit. Cabinet Members will discuss how their agencies are working together to implement the President’s agenda to expand economic opportunity in every state across the country, create good-paying jobs, and lower costs for American families.

In addition to the Durham visit, Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu will travel to Nashville, Tennessee; Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to North Carolina to visit a fiber optic cable producer; Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will travel to Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma to visit airports and air traffic control facilities; Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm will visit Puerto Rico; Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will travel to Texas to visit an orphan well site; and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan will visit North Carolina to discuss clean water. 

Those visits are just the first week of scheduled events. Officials will also travel to California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, and more. 

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