IN THE STATES: Biden, Democrats Address Shortages, Cut Costs – With No Help From the GOP
In the states this week, seven of President Biden’s Operation Fly Formula flights have already touched down in the U.S., with three more on the way this weekend, carrying millions of bottles of much needed baby formula for families across the country. By Sunday, President Biden will have secured the equivalent of nearly 13 million 8-ounce bottles of formula for families who need it through Operation Fly Formula.
- In California: NBC Los Angeles: Millions of Bottles Worth of Baby Formula Arrive in LA County
- In Kentucky: Spectrum News: Biden admin. announces baby formula shipment from Switzerland landing in Louisville Thursday
- In Michigan: WILX: Nine ‘Operation Fly Formula’ flights set to land in US
- In New Hampshire: WMUR: Biden administration says it’s working to bring in more baby formula
- In Ohio: WBNS: Large baby formula shipment expected in Columbus from Australia Thursday
Also this week, Democrats in Congress passed the Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act to help lower food and gas prices. While Democrats are laser focused on taking action to lower costs, Republicans are more concerned about pushing their extreme ultra-MAGA agenda: Nearly 200 House Republicans voted against the measure to help lower costs and help combat inflation.
- In Florida: WTXL: Florida Rep. Lawson votes for ‘Lower Food and Fuel Costs’ Act
- In North Carolina: Fox 8: Package to tackle food and fuel prices passes House and heads to Senate
- In Virginia: Culpeper Star-Exponent: House OKs Spanberger bills to cut grocery and gas costs, help farmers
- In Wisconsin: The Chuppewa Herald: House passes Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act
Meanwhile, states saw another month of strong job creation and low unemployment, thanks in large part to Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, yielding headlines across the country touting the success of President Biden’s economic recovery in the job market.
- In Arkansas: KARK: Study: Arkansas unemployment claims lower than pre-COVID levels
- In Connecticut: Fox 61: Connecticut’s unemployment rate falls as jobs grow in May: Report
- In Georgia: WRDW: Ga. unemployment rate drops to all-time low point of 3%
- In Iowa: Business Record: Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 2.7% in May
- In Minnesota: MPR: Minnesota notches another new low in unemployment
- In Missouri: News Tribune: State unemployment rate fell in May
- In Nevada: Carson Now: Nevada adds jobs in May; manufacturing employment in Reno area reaches 30,000
- In Oregon: OPB: Oregon continues to steadily add jobs
- In Rhode Island: ABC 6: Job report: Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dips below 3% for first time in decades
- In South Carolina: WLTX: Fewer people applying for unemployment benefits
- In Wisconsin: WMTV: Wisconsinites hits record high employment number
In addition to creating jobs and lowering unemployment, Democrats’ American Rescue Plan is also helping to cut costs on everything from housing to child care, while also making critical investments in community safety and education.
- In Alabama: Fox 10: City of Mobile receives even more American Rescue Plan money
- In Iowa: Iowa Starting Line: Biden’s Rescue Plan Will Fund Major Iowa School Safety Push
- In Indiana: WFYA: Indiana Department of Health awards $35 million to address critical health challenges
- In Kansas: WIBW: Topeka receives $2 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan
- In Kentucky: WYMT: Congressman Yarmuth credits American Rescue Plan for Ky. economic growth
- In Louisiana: Fox 8 Live: Mayor’s plan to combat crime includes $42 million in American Rescue Plan money
- In Minnesota: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota extends Medicaid coverage during 12-month postpartum period
- In Missouri: KMOV: Millions in funding could held address staffing shortage at St. Louis childcare providers
- In South Dakota: KXLG: Watertown School District Receives Over $4.6 Million from American Rescue Plan
- In Texas: ABC13: ‘Generational impact’: Harris Co. approves $48M investment plan in early childhood education
- In Wyoming: WyoFile: $10M in ARPA available for health and human services providers
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