Biden touts clean energy, jobs in Fridley

Biden touts clean energy, jobs in Fridley


President Joe Biden made a stop in Fridley on Monday, the second in his “Investing in America” tour.

The tour is promoting clean energy, as well as the number of jobs the Biden Administration claims will be created as part of the initiative.

Biden stopped at Cummins Power Generation facility, which makes about half of all engines on the road for medium and heavy-duty trucks.

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The president highlighted the fact that, since the beginning of his administration, companies have committed to invest more than $2 billion across the state of Minnesota.

Cummins Power also announced a $1 billion investment to upgrade their facilities across the nation so they can manufacture low to zero-carbon engines.

In response to news of Biden’s visit, the chair of Minnesota’s 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 tax-and-spending sprees have driven inflation over 4%, and real wages are down for almost two years running. The President shouldn’t be traveling the country celebrating. He should apologize for making it harder for families to save for college or retirement, pay the bills, start a business, or even buy the things they need every day like groceries and gas. Minnesotans will see right through it and Republicans will make an aggressive case to hold Biden and the Democrats accountable.”

David Hann, chairman of Minnesota’s Republican Party

Biden was joined at Cummins by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and several members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith.

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