President Biden delivers remarks on his Bidenomics agenda in North Carolina — 1/18/2024
President Biden's Visit to Raleigh, North Carolina
- President Biden visits Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Governor Cooper welcomes President Biden and highlights the important investments made in the state with his help.
- Goals of the state include better education, job training, clean energy, Medicaid expansion, and high-speed internet access.
- President Biden's administration has provided funds for quality child care, private clean energy investments, lower prescription drug prices, and more.
- The focus of the visit is on the importance of high-speed internet access for all.
High-Speed Internet Access
- North Carolina has been working to connect every business and home to high-speed internet.
- Progress was being made with the help of grants and state funding.
- President Biden's funding from the American Rescue Plan and the bipartisan infrastructure law has greatly accelerated the efforts.
- The state will be investing hundreds of millions, soon to be billions, of dollars in high-speed internet.
- President Biden announces an additional $82 million investment to connect 16,000 more homes and businesses.
- The goal is to provide universal high-speed internet access in North Carolina by the end of the decade.
- Accessibility and affordability are key considerations, and efforts are being made to lower prices and help people afford internet services.
Testimonial from Army Veteran Edward Smith
- Edward Smith, a retired Army Sergeant First Class, shares his experience with high-speed internet.
- He mentions the challenges faced when accessing VA benefits, the limitations of slow internet during the pandemic for his grandchildren's schoolwork, and the benefits of high-speed internet for communication and accessing services.
- President Biden's investment in high-speed internet has greatly improved the lives of Smith's family and community.
- Smith also mentions President Biden's help with affordable insulin for his neighbors with diabetes.
President Biden's Speech
- President Biden addresses the crowd, thanking Governor Cooper and other state officials.
- He highlights the progress being made in investing in America, particularly in high-speed internet access.
- He compares the importance of high-speed internet today to how electricity was essential a century ago.
- President Biden announces an additional $82 million investment in North Carolina to connect more homes and businesses.
- The goal is to connect all remaining homes, schools, libraries, small businesses, and healthcare facilities to high-speed internet by the end of the decade.
- The investments in infrastructure, including high-speed internet, are creating jobs and improving the economy.
- President Biden mentions the importance of fair taxation and supporting the middle class.
- He emphasizes his commitment to being a president for all Americans and working together to achieve progress.
- President Biden expresses his optimism about America's prospects and the ability to overcome challenges.
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