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President Joe Biden Visiting Pittsburgh Friday

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) - President Joe Biden will visit Pittsburgh Friday.

The president will travel to Pittsburgh to talk about strengthening the nation's supply chains, revitalizing manufacturing and creating union jobs through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, according to a White House press release. Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law in November.

The White House announced Biden's trip on Monday after the president said last week he would look to get out of Washington more in the second year of his presidency.

Biden, who seen his poll numbers sink in the midst of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, said it was important he "go out and talk to the public" about what he's already accomplished and why Congress needs to get behind the rest of his domestic agenda.

The visit will take Biden, a Pennsylvania native, to a key battleground in this year's midterm congressional elections. The battle to replace Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who is not seeking reelection, is expected to be one of the most competitive Senate races in the 2022 cycle.

Democrats currently control the evenly divided Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.

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