Biden to showcase Baltimore as fertile ground for his agenda
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Donald Trump was in the White House, he referred to Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
But for President Joe Biden, the city is the first stop in what will likely be a national tour to showcase the value of his agenda.
Administration officials say Biden on Wednesday plans to hold up Baltimore’s port as a blueprint for the rest of the nation on how to reduce shipping bottlenecks that have held back the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden sees in Baltimore a test case for his agenda that goes beyond the ports to include child tax credits modernizing rail transit for the region.
Port Exec Dir William Doyle: "We look forward to welcoming @POTUS Joe Biden to the PoB Wednesday to survey ongoing berth projects, new ultra-large cranes, completed dredging ops, and discuss future projects that will benefit from Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal." #Open4BizMD pic.twitter.com/k6Yv3BWvcZ— Port of Baltimore (@portofbalt) November 7, 2021
Additionally, our administration announced immediate actions to reduce current bottlenecks at ports by:— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 9, 2021
-Allowing for flexibility in port grants to address supply chain disruptions
-Funding the Georgia Port Authority pop-up container yards project at the Port of Savannah