Biden will take to the road this week to sell his domestic agenda.
President Biden Former President Donald J. This week after weeks of Trump’s attention are set to seize the headlines Impeachment case. Mr. Biden is embarking on a more public sales pitch for his domestic agenda, with his first work trip outside Washington.
The president planned to fly to Milwaukee on Tuesday to attend CNN Town Hall, where he is most likely to outline his $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan to send. $ 1,400 check to individuals Some who meet the income limit. On Thursday, Mr. Biden will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich., To visit a Pfizer manufacturing site and meet with workers who produce the coronavirus vaccine.
This is the first occasion of the President leaving for Washington since inauguration day. The White House is balancing security precautions with the need to sell an ambitious agenda to constituents across the country.
The President’s visit is expensive and time-consuming, and brings some risks during an epidemic. But it is also considered necessary for the job. So far, Mr. Biden has left the city only to spend Weekend at his former home in Wilmington, Del., And retreated from the presidency in Maryland, to visit Camp David.
The president also appeared, using a week when Congress was out of session to support the relief plan, insisting he pass it after returning on Monday.
International travel, however, will have to wait.
On Friday, Mr. Biden is scheduled to engage other world leaders in a virtual group of 7 summits to discuss the epidemic and the global economy. Mr. Biden has spoken to most of the world’s leaders over the phone so far, including two hours Call with Chinese President Xi Jinping Last week.
Mr. Biden has longstanding relationships with many foreign leaders, like Mr. Xi, and in many cases those calls mean an immediate return to the personal rapport that existed before Mr. Trump’s presidency. But the limits of international gatherings in the United States will be an important test of whether America can Achieve their traditional role in world affairs Following Mr. Trump’s uncertain and isolated “America First” approach.