HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Pittsburgh with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Monday, Harris’ office said.
The president’s battlefield state visit comes as President Joe Biden’s administration pushes a massive infrastructure plan in Congress. Walsh visited eastern Pennsylvania in early June to present Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Biden is hoping for a deal with Republicans who defy his big ideas and cut potential spending, but also tries to reassure Democrats that he is not leaving their priorities behind.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic US Senator Bob Casey backed Biden’s plans, while Republican US Senator Pat Toomey countered with a smaller plan, which he believes is closer to infrastructure and does not include social programs that he termed welfare.
Casey called this plan a “slap in the face” for missing funding for home and community-based services for the elderly and disabled.
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