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Biden To Visit Portland

(Portland, OR) -- President Joe Biden starts a Northwest swing Thursday with a visit to Portland. At Wednesday White House Briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters he’ll talk about infrastructure, "He will visit the Portland International Airport to highlight critical investments to ensure stronger, more resilient infrastructure, such as an earthquake resilient runway at the Portland Airport, and to help lower costs on everyday items by ensuring goods can move faster and more efficiently." She added, "He will highlight the historic growth and nearly 8 million jobs created as a result of his and Congressional Democrats’ actions, including the American Rescue Plan and bipartisan infrastructure law."

Psaki noted the President will be joined at the airport by Governor Kate Brown (D), Senators Jeff Merkley (D) and Ron Wyden (D), and Congressman Kurt Schrader (D).

The president is also expected to talk about efforts to reduce inflation. He'll attend a fundraiser at Portland Yacht Club for the Democratic National Committee.

On Friday - Earth Day - Biden heads to Seattle to discuss clean energy. This is his first visit as President to Oregon and Washington.

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