ICYMI: Pennsylvania leaders visit White House, meet with President Biden, administration officials to discuss strong economic recovery

Across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, local newspapers and television stations are reporting on the White House’s “Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania” event, which was attended by nearly 50 elected officials and community leaders from across Pennsylvania. Keystone State.

During the half-day forum, President Biden and senior administration officials highlighted the impact of the president’s economic plan – including the US bailout, the bipartisan infrastructure act, the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act – which is creating well-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 state and local leaders to create and grow opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.

Read a sampling of what Pennsylvanians are reading today below:

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pennsylvania leaders at White House forum to ‘shining the spotlight’ on recovery

In a brief interview Wednesday, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, told the Capital-Star that the administration had made a deliberate effort to get the perspective of leaders outside of the biggest cities across the state…’We tried to get a good cross-section of the state and the different regions,’ she said. months as we implemented the U.S. bailout and the [Bipartisan] Infrastructure Act.

Scranton Times Tribune: Cognetti and Powell attend Pennsylvania-focused White House forum

Scranton Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti and Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell provided local perspective Thursday at the White House at a Pennsylvania-focused forum hosted by the Biden administration… The forum Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania featured local elected officials and community leaders from across the state…Biden, a Scranton native, stopped briefly before a briefing on the impact of Hurricane Ian. Cognetti said he greeted her and noted that her late mother still said she was from Scranton despite having lived in Delaware for decades.

Morning call: Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk visits the White House, discusses violence prevention and US bailout investments

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk visited the White House on Thursday as part of President Biden’s ‘Build a Better America’ initiative… Tuerk participated in a half-day forum with other local leaders of Pennsylvania and senior members of the Biden-Harris administration… The forum was a chance for Biden-Harris officials to tout the investments they have made in Pennsylvania communities, through laws such as the American Rescue Plan Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act. These acts have given millions to local municipalities to fund schools, improve infrastructure, build housing and more.

The Big Book of the Valley: Mayor Tuerk attends Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania at the White House on Thursday

“I cannot stress enough the positive impact the Biden-Harris administration has had on the residents of Allentown,” Mayor Tuerk said. “US bailout funding has allowed us to make critical investments in our infrastructure and public safety. The new fire academy, when built, will prepare men and women for the new realities and protect them as they protect us. We are grateful for the administration’s continued commitment and look forward to future investments in Allentown.

WFMZ (Allentown, Pennsylvania): Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk visits the White House, addresses school busing and gun violence

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk took a photo Thursday outside the White House, but he was not a tourist… He and other local Pennsylvania leaders were invited by President Joe Biden to hear how the House Blanche has invested in our communities… “Through things like the US Bailout, bipartisan infrastructure laws, the CHIPS Act to help bring the country back during the pandemic,” Tuerk said… Tuerk says Biden also spoke about the initiatives they are still working on.

Daily center hours: Center County official visits White House to share local impacts of Biden’s policies

Commissioner Michael Pipe joined about 50 other elected officials, labor leaders, and administrators from nonprofits and other community organizations for the “Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania” event at the White House Thursday… In a press release, Pipe said he was honored to be invited and that it was “a unique opportunity to share concrete examples of the progress we have made and to collaborate with officials from the Biden-Harris administration.

StateCollege.com: Commissioner represents Center County at White House Forum

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Michael Pipe was among more than 50 Pennsylvania elected officials, labor leaders, and nonprofit administrators who participated in the “Communities in Action: Building a Better Pennsylvania” event…”Des major and important laws signed by President Biden have already had positive effects. impacts on Center County. A concrete example is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) which enabled the Center County Board of Commissioners to continue to invest in our small businesses, improve public health outcomes, reform the justice system criminal justice and to keep property taxes low.

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