Biden Bits: We Had a Vision…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

President Biden’s Public Schedule for Wednesday, September 14th 2022:

7:45 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews Overhang Out-of-Town Pool
8:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
8:30 AMThe President receives the President’s Daily Briefing
Closed Press
8:45 AMThe President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Grounds (Gather 8:15 AM – Stakeout Location)In-Town Travel Pool
9:15 AMThe President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Detroit, Michigan
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
10:30 AMThe President arrives in Detroit, Michigan
Open Press
11:15 AMThe President tours the Detroit Auto Show
Out-of-Town Pool
1:45 PMThe President delivers remarks highlighting the electric vehicle manufacturing boom in America
Open Press
3:10 PMThe President participates in a reception for the Democratic National Committee
Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
4:05 PMThe President departs Detroit, Michigan en route Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Pool
5:20 PMThe President arrives at Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
5:40 PMThe President arrives at the White House
South LawnPress Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Detroit, Michigan

The White House posted the following fact-sheet: President Biden’s Economic Plan Drives America’s Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Boom

President Biden, American families, automakers, and autoworkers agree: the future of transportation is electric.

The President’s economic plan has generated an American, electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing boom that is creating new economic opportunity and tens of thousands of good-paying and union jobs across the country. Companies like Toyota, Honda, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Panasonic have announced investments in manufacturing in North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, and elsewhere.

Since his first day in office, President Biden’s auto vision and leadership has positioned the United States to lead the EV future – to create jobs, make more in America, and fight climate change while advancing environmental justice. The President united automakers and autoworkers around the bold goal for electric vehicles to make up 50% of all vehicles sold in the United States by 2030. His economic agenda, including robust new “Made in America” policies, has spurred domestic manufacturing of EVs, EV chargers, and batteries. And, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden is making new and used EVs affordable for consumers and providing the auto industry market certainty.

White House.gov. 09/14/2022.
  • Since President Biden took office, companies have invested nearly $85 billion in manufacturing of electric vehicles, batteries, and EV chargers in the United States.
  • The pace of this investment is accelerating – just in 2022, companies have announced $13 billion in domestic EV manufacturing – more than triple the investment in 2020. Companies have also announced $24 billion in batteries – more than 28 times the investment in 2020 – and over $700 million to support EV charging.
  • The number of electric vehicles sold in the U.S. has tripled since the President took office.

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S ECONOMIC AGENDA IN ACTION

This manufacturing and jobs growth is being spurred by the President’s aggressive action to advance our EV future:  

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $7.5 billion to build a national network of 500,000 EV chargers so that charging EVs is predictable, reliable and accessible; more than $7 billion to ensure domestic manufacturers have the critical minerals and other components necessary to make batteries; and over $10 billion for clean transit and school buses.
  • The Inflation Reduction Act provides incentives for buyers of new and used EVs, credits to help manufacturers retool existing facilities and build new manufacturing in the United States, and grants to deploy zero emission heavy-duty vehicles.
  • The CHIPS and Science Act will make critical investments in building domestic capacity for the semiconductors necessary for electric vehicles.

HISTORIC PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS

Since President Biden took office, companies have announced investments of more than $36 billion in electric vehicle manufacturing and $48 billion in batteries right here in the United States.

Some new and recent example investments in the EV supply chain include:

EV and Battery Manufacturing

  • Toyota announced an additional $2.5 billion investment in a Greensboro, North Carolina manufacturing facility.
  • Honda and LG Energy Solution announced a $4.4 billion joint venture in a to-be-announced location in the U.S.
  • Ford Motor Company announced it will invest $3.7 billion in assembly plants in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri and create 6200 jobs.
  • Panasonic announced a $4 billion plant in De Soto, Kansas that will create 4,000 jobs.  Panasonic is also reportedly evaluating a similar investment in an additional new battery factory.
  • Vinfast announced a more than $5 billion investment in building electric vehicles and batteries in North Carolina that will create 13,000 jobs.
  • Through DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program, the Department of Energy announced a $2.5 billion loan in July 2022 to General Motors for battery manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan.

Battery Material Processing

  • Piedmont Lithium announced a $582 million investment to establish a lithium hydroxide processing, refining, and manufacturing facility in Southeast Tennessee.
  • Cirba Solutions, a battery recycling company, is announcing a new $200 million expansion of a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Lancaster, Ohio and a goal to expand battery recycling by over 600%

Electric Vehicle Charging

  • ABB is announcing a new EV charging manufacturing facility in Columbia, South Carolina capable of producing up to 10,000 chargers per year.
  • SK Signet announced a $35 million Texas investment to build chargers in the United States for the first time.
  • Lincoln Electric, a longstanding domestic manufacturer of electric equipment, announced a new line of DC fast chargers in Cleveland, Ohio on August 29th.
  • GM, in a partnership with Delta Electronics and EVgo will invest $750 million in EV charging infrastructure, including at Pilot and Flying J truck stops and gas stations.
  • These investments are in addition to more than $700 million the White House announced in June, including new manufacturing facilities by ChargePoint, Flo, Siemens, Tesla, and Tritium.

NEW MODELS FOR CONSUMERS

President Biden’s economic plan and leadership are also driving automakers to create more models of electric vehicle than ever before for drivers to choose from – including trucks, SUVs, trucks, and more. In 2021, all major automakers announced their shared aspiration to achieve sales of 40-50% of annual U.S. volumes of electric vehicles (battery electric, fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles) by 2030 in order to move the nation closer to a zero-emissions future consistent with Paris climate goals.

At the Detroit Auto Show, the evidence of this shift is easy to see. For example, Stellantis will showcase two new hybrid electric Jeeps and demonstrate the performance of electric in off-road applications. General Motors will show their entire EV portfolio and feature the new electric Equinox. Dozens of other automakers will show off their latest offerings, both in new models and versions of iconic brands.

Overall, the number of available plug-in models has grown to more than 70, with more new models coming up, including affordable options.

White House.gov. 09/14/2022.

STRONG FEDERAL LEADERSHIP

When Congress passed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the United States not only made a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure – but it created a historic opportunity to increase domestic manufacturing in communities across the country.

By requiring the use of Made in America content, the Build America, Buy America provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help stimulate private sector investments in domestic manufacturing, bolster critical supply chains, and support the creation of good-paying union jobs so that America’s workers and firms can compete and lead globally for years to come.

The Biden Administration is taking decisive action to ensure that federal investments go to infrastructure built in the United States. For example, the Department of Transportation issued a proposal in August that would, if finalized, require federally-funded EV chargers to be built in the United States starting in January 2023 and have more than 55% domestic content by January 2024. Unlike in the past, Build America, Buy America waivers will not foreclose American manufacturing, but send clear market signals, creating an incentive for firms to invest in America and create good jobs in our communities.

In addition, the proposed EV charging standards include strong workforce standards such as the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) to increase the safety and reliability of charging station’s functionality and usability – creating and supporting good-paying, highly-skilled union jobs across the country.  IBEW, through the White House Talent Pipeline Challenge, has launched a challenge to certify 10,000 IBEW electricians through the program.

The Federal fleet is now poised to lead by example. In 2020, less than 1% of new federal acquisitions were electric. In President Biden’s first year, EV acquisitions more than doubled. So far, this fiscal year, agencies have acquired five times as many EVs as all of last fiscal year and are on track for the goal for 100% of new light-duty federal vehicles to be zero emission by 2027.

White House.gov. 09/14/2022.

The press gaggle already happened.

President Biden’s remarks.

When Tuesday’s post was posted, President Biden had tweeted 3 times. He added 10 tweets giving him a Tuesday Tweeting Total of 13 tweets and 0 retweets.

His full statement on the Consumer Price Index release for August:

Today’s data show more progress in bringing global inflation down in the US economy.  Overall, prices have been essentially flat in our country these last two months: that is welcome news for American families, with more work still to do.  Gas prices are down an average of $1.30 a gallon since the beginning of the summer.  This month, we saw some price increases slow from the month before at the grocery store.  And real wages went up again for a second month in a row, giving hard-working families a little breathing room.
 
It will take more time and resolve to bring inflation down, which is why we passed the Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of healthcare, prescription drugs and energy. And my economic plan is showing that, as we bring prices down, we are creating good paying jobs and bringing manufacturing back to America.

White House.gov. 09/13/2022.

For the record: I noted a lot of “Wall Street plunged on Fears Inflation Hadn’t Fallen as Much as They Hoped”, headlines yesterday while scrolling the twittersphere. This is just my take without having truly read all the articles that showed similar takes; Wall Street is concerned only about the Fed continuing to increase interest rates. That’s it. I don’t know why they are, considering Fed Chair Powell has been pretty clear interest rates will continue to climb. They will continue to half-a-point-to-whole point-us, in order to slow the economy more. It’s not happening fast enough to bring the Fed to their comfort zone of staying the same with no change.

That’s just my two cents it’s like Ben Casselman’s tweets from yesterday:

So it might be wise to take this twit users advice…

Just a reminder had the Fed (IMO) not kept rates so low for so long, we’d have a different complex economy to speculate about. In their slight defense; they didn’t have global pandemic piss poorly managed by super powers on their bingo cards.

This is a promotional like tweet? Sort of a campaign ad, but with strong self-congratulating vibes.

The 54 second clips features voice-over taken from his State of the Union remarks from March of this year.

President Biden: My plan to fight inflation will lower your costs and lower the deficitSeventeen Nobel laureates in economics said my plan will ease long-term inflationary pressures.  Top business leaders and, I believe, most Americans support the plan.

President Biden: And here’s the plan.

President Biden: First, cut the cost of prescription drugs.  (Applause.)  We pay more for the same drug produced by the same company in America than any other country in the world.

President Biden: And while we’re at it — I know we have great disagreements on this floor with this — let’s let Medicare negotiate the price of prescription drugs.  (Applause.)  They already set the price for VA drugs.

President Biden: And second, let’s cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combatting climate change. Let’s provide an investment and tax credit to weatherize your home and your business to be energy efficient and get a tax credit for it; double America’s clean energy production in solar, wind, and so much more; lower the price of electric vehicles, saving another $80 a month that you’ve not going to have to pay at the pump (Applause.)

President Biden: And under my plan, nobody — let me say this again — nobody earning less than $400,000 a year will pay an additional penny in new taxes.  (Applause.)  Not a single penny

President Biden: Now is the hour: our moment of responsibility, our test of resolve and conscience of history itselfIt is in this moment that our character of this generation is formed, our purpose is found, our future is forged.

The YouTube is 37 minutes and 17 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 11 minute and 40 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: This is what it looks like when the American government works for the people, when we tell the powerful interests, “No, you’re not going to get your way this time.  Not this year.  Not this time.  Not now.”  (Applause.)

President Biden: Ladies and gentleman, the last guy who had this job — well, I won’t — let me put it this way: This bill finally delivers on a promise that I made to the American people for decades. But Republicans choose not to join us. In the end, every single Republican voted against this historic law, so it fell to the Democrats to meet this moment and deliver for the American people, and that’s exactly what we did.

President Biden: And now, the Inflation Reduction Act.  All this progress was declared a failure before it was a success when we introduced it.  We didn’t give up though.  We kept at it.  We had a vision, a plan, and we stuck to it.  And the result is we’re getting the job done for the American people, and we’re just getting started.  (Applause.)

President Biden: I said it then and I’ll keep saying it: With this law, the American people won and special interest lostSay it again: The American people won and special interest lost. (Applause.) Folks, we’re going to lower prescription drug costs, lower health insurance costs, lower energy costs for millions of families.  (Applause.) And we are going to take the most aggressive action ever, ever, ever to confront the climate crisis and increase our energy security — ever in the whole world.  (Applause.)  And that’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact. And we’re going to build a future — the future — here in United States of America with American workers, with American companies, with American-made products. And after years of some of the biggest corporations in the United States paying zero in federal income tax, they will now have to begin to literally pay their fair share. Today offers proof that the soul of America is vibrant, the future of America is bright, and the promise of America is real.  It is real.  It is real.  (Applause.)

President Biden: And as I look out on this lawn, I see leaders who made the government of America begin to work again — work for the people, not special interests.  For the people.  (Applause.) Folks, look, elected officials who stood up to the millions of dollars in attack ads from special interests; business leaders who were willing to endure the criticism from many of their colleagues; and so many people who have fought for years to lower prescription drug prices and tackle the climate crisis. This is your victory.  This is your victory.  And that’s a fact.  (Applause.)

I found this: the hotline.org; if you click the link you get warns how your internet history can be viewed and erased.

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thehotline.org.

There is the hotline number, a live chat box, a texting number, you can use if you need help. They also have the history of VAWA from passage to renewals.

For Wednesday the President has posted 3 tweets prior to post time

The White House posted the following readout:

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with King Charles III to offer his condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The President recalled fondly the Queen’s kindness and hospitality, including when she hosted him and the First Lady at Windsor Castle last June. He also conveyed the great admiration of the American people for the Queen, whose dignity and constancy deepened the enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. President Biden conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the King.

White House.gov. 09/14/2022.

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