In that northwestern suburb of Chicago, the president will visit McHenry County College, where he will speak to voters about this topic, in what will be his first visit to that city since he took office in January.
With a marked electoral objective according to experts cited by the press, the governor’s journey marks a new focus on the parts of Biden’s economic agenda that did not enter the bipartisan infrastructure agreement that the president signed in June.
This goal includes billions of dollars in investments in roads and bridges, transit systems and broadband.
However, according to the Associated Press (AP), the amount constitutes only a fraction of the four billion dollars in expenses that Biden proposed as part of a larger plan to revitalize the economy and boost the middle class.
On Wednesday, the Democratic president will bring forward the rest, including his plans to invest in child care and workforce development programs and provide two years of free community college, universal pre-kindergarten, and paid family and medical leave.
The White House chief will try to argue how his spending on so-called human infrastructure would boost the economy and highlight his proposals to set a clean energy standard and invest in home care for the elderly and affordable housing, the AP notes.
Biden will be received by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, and will meet Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, who represents that district in the Lower House.