Kamala Harris to tout Joe Biden administration wins in Durham

Vice President Kamala Harris, as part of a tour touting the Joe Biden administration’s accomplishments, is heading to Durham, North Carolina, Friday to spotlight work advancing economic opportunity, uplifting small businesses and building a strong economy for all Americans.

It will be Harris’ 10th trip to North Carolina since she took office and the second this year.

The White House did not provide details on where or what time the Vice President would speak.

She’s expected to discuss the Biden administration’s “historic investments in strengthening entrepreneurship, increasing access to capital, and supporting small businesses throughout the country including in underserved communities.”

Her visit is part of the Investing in America tour. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will join Harris at the event.

Harris visited a Charlotte area school last month to announce an additional $285 million in funding to help schools nationwide hire and train mental health counselors. The funding is part of the Safer Communities Act, which the administration describes as “the most significant gun safety law in nearly 30 years.”

While the visit is billed as an official administration event and not part of the Biden-Harris presidential campaign, the visit does come one day before former President Donald Trump — the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination — visits the state in Greensboro ahead of the state’s March 5 Super Tuesday Primary.

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003. In early 2022, she left the business to serve as Communications Director for St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch. After leaving the administration, Janelle briefly worked as a communications consultant for candidates, businesses and non-profits, before accepting her position as Publisher for Southeast Politics, a homecoming of sorts to her Florida Politics roots, where she served as a reporter and editor for several years. Janelle has also held roles covering the intersection of politics and business for the Tampa Bay Business Journal and general assignment news with an emphasis on social justice and climate change for WMNF Community Radio, where she also hosted a political call-in show under several names, including Last Call, Midpoint and The Scoop. Janelle has a lust for politics and policy. When she’s not bringing you the day’s news, you might find Janelle enjoying nature with her husband, children and two dogs. You can reach Janelle at [email protected]

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