Today, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Public Engagement hosted nearly 50 state and local elected officials, Tribal leaders, and community leaders from across North Carolina in a “Communities in Action: Building a Better North Carolina” event. During the half-day forum, participants spoke with senior Biden-Harris Administration officials – including Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Rodriguez, Senior Advisor and Director of Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms, White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling – about the benefits and impact of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act for working families in the state of North Carolina. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper provided video remarks, and U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Manning (NC-6) also participated in the event. White House officials discussed how the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to work together with states and local governments, labor leaders, businesses, non-profits, and health care leaders to leverage these historic investments to create and expand opportunities for working families in the Tar Heel state. They also discussed how the state has already experienced a significant addition of manufacturing jobs as a result of the Biden-Harris Economic Blueprint and the President’s focus on revitalizing American manufacturing while building a clean energy economy. This was the second in a series of “Communities in Action” events that the White House will host with state, local and Tribal leaders to demonstrate how the Biden-Harris Administration is delivering results for the American people.


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