Reading Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio

Today, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Engagement hosted nearly 50 local elected officials and community leaders from across Ohio in a “Communities in Action: Building a best Ohio”. During the half-day forum, attendees spoke with senior Biden-Harris administration officials — including Secretary Marcia Fudge, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Senior Adviser and Director of Public Engagement, and Julie Rodriguez, Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs – on the benefits of President Biden’s U.S. bailout, the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the Cut Inflation Act and of the CHIPS and Science Act for working families in the state of Ohio. US Representative Joyce Beatty also joined the event. Administration officials discussed how the Biden-Harris administration will continue to bring together state and local governments, labor leaders, businesses, nonprofits and health care leaders to pull leveraged these historic investments to create and expand opportunities for working families in Buckeye State and share stories of impact with their communities. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and Advisor to the President Steve Ricchetti, an Ohio native, also joined in a group photo with Ohio leaders. The event was the first in a series of “Communities in Action” events the White House will host with state and local leaders to demonstrate how the Biden-Harris administration is delivering results for the American people.

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Jennifer C. Burleigh