Today, the President spoke with nearly 50 elected officials and community leaders from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the White House “Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania” event. The half-day forum was hosted by the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Public Engagement and featured senior Biden-Harris Administration officials, including Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Senior Advisor to the President Anita Dunn, Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Rodriguez, Senior Advisor and Director of Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, Senior Advisor and White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling, and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Gabe Amo. U.S. Congresswoman Madeline Dean (PA-4) and U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) also participated in the event.
During the event, President Biden and administration officials underscored the impact of the Biden economic plan – including the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act — which is creating good paying jobs, bringing manufacturing back to America, and lowering costs for Pennsylvania families. They also discussed how the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to partner 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 Keystone State. This was the third 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.