UPDATE: Vice President Harris to visit UW-Milwaukee, participate in roundtable
MILWAUKEE (WBAY) - UPDATE 5/3: The White House has released more details regarding Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday.
According to federal officials, Harris will leave Joint Base Andrews and travel to Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport at 10:55 a.m. Eastern Time.
Afterwards, Harris is expected to visit clean energy laboratories at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. That visit is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Following that visit, officials say Harris is scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion regarding investments in R&D in the American Jobs Plan, as well as its impact on local communities. As previously reported, the plan is a $2.3 trillion infrastructure investment that would be funded by a corporate tax hike.
President Joe Biden spoke about the American Jobs Plan during an address to Congress last week. CLICK HERE to listen to federal lawmakers sound off on the plan following Biden’s speech.
The White House says Harris will fly back to Washington, D.C. at 4:50 p.m.
Action 2 News will continue to cover the vice president’s visit on-air, online and on our First Alert app.
INITIAL REPORT 4/28: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to Wisconsin next week.
In a very brief announcement, the White House said Harris is traveling to Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 4.
No details were provided, but it’s not uncommon for a vice president to promote the president’s agenda, especially after major speeches.
President Biden is addressing members of Congress Wednesday night to discuss efforts to end the pandemic and gun violence, as well as discuss racial issues and bringing down prescription drug prices. Biden marks his 100th day in office this week.
We don’t know if Harris’s event will be open to the public. We’ll update this report as the Office of the Vice President releases more information.
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