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Biden to highlight manufacturing jobs, GDP growth in Pittsburgh

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There seems to be more news commentary about the success of Biden's agenda in the last few weeks than in the many months before this. In a recent interview with Governor Sununu, the Governor spoke about the media wanting to publish the bad news than the good news ... something that has been on my mind for a long time now. For the Biden administration there is a whole lot more good news than there was when the former President Trump went through the motions or being President.
Peter Burgess
Biden to highlight manufacturing jobs, GDP growth in Pittsburgh

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Heather Timmons and Michael Perry

January 27th 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden, making good on a one-year anniversary pledge to get out of the White House more often, visits the former steel town of Pittsburgh on Friday to highlight his efforts to strengthen supply chains and revitalize U.S. manufacturing.

Biden, whose approval ratings have fallen in recent months amid a surge in the COVID-19 pandemic and high inflation, got a boost on Thursday when the Commerce Department reported the U.S. economy grew the fastest in nearly four decades in 2021.

In Pittsburgh, the Democratic president will tour Mill 19, a former steel mill building now serving as a research and development hub, before hailing the U.S. economy's strong recovery from the pandemic, the White House said.

'The president will talk about the remarkable economic progress we've made over his first year in office - including the fastest single year of job growth in American history, the biggest unemployment drop on record, and as we learned on Thursday, the fastest economic growth in 2021 in almost four decades,' a White House official said.

Biden, returning to the site of his first campaign event in 2019, will tout the creation of 367,000 manufacturing jobs since he took office one year ago and passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill - a rare bipartisan victory in a deeply divided U.S. Congress.

The president also plans to talk about his push to rebuild American competitiveness and beat China in a race to dominate the global economy, the official said. In recent days, General Motors said it would invest $7 billion in Michigan to expand electric vehicle production and Intel said it would invest $100 billion to build a chip-maker in Ohio.

The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the U.S. economy grew 5.7% in 2021, its strongest expansion since 1984 and the first time in 20 years that U.S. economic growth outpaced that of the Chinese economy.

Mill 19 is home to the Carnegie Mellon University's Manufacturing Futures Institute, and hosts a robotics laboratory and a technology training site.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Heather Timmons and Michael Perry)

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