President Biden to Visit Pueblo
President Joe Biden is scheduled to make an appearance in Pueblo on November 28. This visit was rescheduled after it was canceled a month ago due to the conflict in the Middle East. The trip is expected to showcase the economic achievements of the Biden administration at the CS Wind factory in Pueblo, which is the largest wind turbine tower manufacturing plant in the world. This factory is located in the district of Republican U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert.
Fundraiser in Denver with Governor Polis
In addition to the visit to Pueblo, President Biden will also attend a fundraiser in the Denver area. Colorado Governor Jared Polis is expected to be present at this event. This visit will provide an opportunity for the President to highlight the economic progress made by his administration.
Postponement of the Previous Visit
The previous visit, which was scheduled for October 16, was postponed just hours before Air Force One was set to depart. The White House postponed the trip so that President Biden could participate in national security meetings during the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Highlighting the “Investing in America” Tour
The October visit was part of President Biden’s “Investing in America” tour. The purpose of the visit was to emphasize the Inflation Reduction Act and other elements of the economic agenda, which aim to encourage companies to invest in clean energy industries and create job opportunities. The President’s agenda has faced opposition from House Republicans who seek to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act.
Boebert’s Opposition to the Administration’s Infrastructure Package
Prior to the planned trip, U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, who is seeking reelection, criticized the administration’s infrastructure package and called it “garbage.” She expressed her desire to repeal the legislation.
CS Wind’s Expansion and Job Creation
CS Wind, the wind turbine tower manufacturing plant in Pueblo, credited the Inflation Reduction Act for its recent expansion. The company broke ground on an expansion project earlier this year, which is expected to double its manufacturing capacity by 2026 and create around 850 additional jobs.
Continuing to Deliver for Workers and Families
The White House expressed its commitment to delivering job opportunities and economic benefits to workers and families in Colorado’s Third District. Despite opposition from Congressional Republicans, the Biden administration remains focused on promoting job creation and economic growth.
Biden’s Previous Mentions of CS Wind
During a speech in August, President Biden mentioned CS Wind while discussing clean energy investments resulting from the Inflation Reduction Act. He humorously referred to U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert as the “very quiet Republican lady” who voted against the legislation, along with other Republicans.
Response from Boebert
U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert responded to President Biden’s characterization on social media, stating that she will continue to voice her opposition and will not be silenced.
Biden’s Previous Visits to Colorado
This year, President Biden delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs on June 1. He also designated Camp Hale in Eagle County as a national monument in October 2022 and met with families affected by the Marshall fire during a visit to Louisville in January 2022. In September 2021, he visited the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Arvada to discuss clean energy jobs.
Editor’s note: This developing story will be updated.
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