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Framed by shipping boxes and cranes and a setting sun, Joe Biden turned a long-awaited round of victory over the approval of his infrastructure bill during a visit to the port of Baltimore.
“The infrastructure week is finally here,” he says with a smile. The audience included dock workers, several members of the Maryland congressional delegation, the mayor of Baltimore, and the state governor Larry Hogan, a Republican who praised the passage of the bill.
During his utterances, Biden pledged to fight inflation, which is driving the price of “anything from a gall of gasoline to a loaf of bread” up.
Biden then offered a long supply chain explanation that nobody thinks about until they have to, he said. He said the White House’s recent actions to alleviate supply chain bottlenecks will help bring prices down and ensure shelves are filled in time for the holidays. In the long term, the Infrastructure Act will help build greater resistance to future interruptions in the supply chain: pandemics, climate disasters or cyber attacks.
Biden again advocated his Build Back Better agenda, which is facing new hurdles after a consumer index report that showed rising prices. Senator Joe Manchin, already a defector of the bill, said Washington can “no longer ignore the economic pain caused by inflation.”
Biden said fighting inflation was a “top priority” and reiterated in his remarks. He argued that his Build Back Better would help lower inflation by easing financial pressures on American families, especially parents and seniors.
“We’re going to build a better America – no kidding,” he said. “We’re going to mess up the world again – no joke.”
But in typical Biden fashion, he ended with a joke. He admitted that he can be lengthy and urged a man in the crowd with “as little hair as mine” to put his hat back on.
“I would put it back on – you will be cold,” he said.