President Joe Biden stopped in Fridley on Monday, the second of his “Invest in America” tour.
The tour promotes clean energy, as well as the number of jobs the Biden administration claims will be created as part of the initiative.
Biden stopped at the Cummins Power Generation facility, which makes about half of all engines on the road for medium and heavy trucks.
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The president highlighted the fact that since the beginning of his administration, companies have committed to investing more than $2 billion across the state of Minnesota.
Cummins Power also announced a $1 billion investment to upgrade its facilities across the country so they can manufacture low to zero carbon engines.
In response to news of Biden’s visit, the chair of the Minnesota Republican Party issued the following statement:
“President Biden and the Democrats’ economic and fiscal policies have been a disaster for our state and country. Their wasteful and reckless spending and tax spurs have sent inflation soaring more than 4%, and real wages down for nearly two years in a row. The president should not be traveling to celebrate. He should apologize for making It’s hard for families to save for college or retirement, pay bills, start a business, or even buy the things they need every day like groceries and gas. Minnesotans will look at it right and Republicans will make an aggressive case for holding Biden and the Democrats accountable.”
David Hahn, chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party
Biden was joined on Cummins by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and several members of the Minnesota congressional delegation, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith.