Biden and top officials set for nationwide travel blitz after prime-time address
April 26, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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US President Joe Biden walks alongside the West Wing Colonnade as he prepares to depart on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, March 26, 2021, as he travels to Wilmington, Delaware for the weekend. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress may stand as the prime-time marker of his first 100 days in office, but it will also serve as the launch point for an all-out administration-wide blitz to highlight accomplishments -- and the ambitious legislative push ahead.
The Biden administration will launch what officials are calling the "Getting America Back on Track" tour the day after the President's speech on Wednesday with the President, Vice President Kamala Harris, their spouses and key Cabinet officials fanning out to roughly a dozen states to highlight their first 100 days in office and Biden's ambitious economic legislative agenda, a White House official told CNN.
The public sales pitch comes at a crucial stage for Biden's legislative plans, with the President and top White House officials laying the groundwork for sweeping spending proposals that would total more than $4 trillion.
But a significant component of the travel will be to add rhetorical heft around the country to Biden's next major legislative push -- a sweeping two-part package totaling more than $4 trillion that would provide once-in-a-generation investments in physical infrastructure, but also transformative spending on what White House officials are calling "human infrastructure. "
"This is his vision for how we need to put in place a public investment agenda for the country," Biden's National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said of the forthcoming plan during the White House press briefing on Monday.