WisDems Welcome President Biden, Dr. Biden to Wisconsin

Mar 02, 2022


March 2, 2022

Contact: Julia Hamelburg (julia.hamelburg@wisdems.org)

WisDems Welcome President Biden, Dr. Biden to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Today, President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are traveling to Wisconsin to celebrate the impact the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will have on Superior and surrounding lakeside communities. Ahead of the President’s visit, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:

“Thanks to the close partnership between President Biden, Governor Evers, and our Democratic delegation in Congress, the federal government is funding and prioritizing projects that will benefit every city and town in our state – from Superior to Milwaukee to Platteville.

“Today is a celebration of President Biden and Democrats delivering much-needed relief to our state and a referendum on the Wisconsin GOP – including Superior’s own representative, Tom Tiffany – who voted against these critical investments without concern for the communities they represent. Despite Wisconsin Republicans’ obstruction, working families in Superior and throughout Wisconsin are thankful to President Biden and Democrats for providing the largest federal investment in infrastructure in history.

“President Biden’s infrastructure law is going to benefit every neighborhood in the Badger State – especially in communities along the Great Lakes – and is just another example of how the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats in Congress are working to build Wisconsin back better.”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will dedicate millions in funding from the Biden-Harris administration to ensuring that Wisconsin’s ports are efficient – lowering costs for families and small businesses, reducing supply chain bottlenecks, and improving air quality. The Port of Superior-Duluth will receive $19 million from the infrastructure law, funding critical reconstruction and dredging efforts that will revitalize the largest port on the Great Lakes.

This trip reaffirms the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to delivering for Wisconsin – in just one year, Vice President Kamala Harris, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and more administration officials have visited the Badger State. 

Read more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will benefit Wisconsin’s ports here.