Biden to Land in LA Today for Southland Visit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Joe Biden will travel to Los Angeles Wednesday for a pair of Southland appearances and a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser.

Biden is expected to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday afternoon from Colorado to begin his roughly two-day Southland visit. According to the White House, the president will make an appearance Thursday to discuss “historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday that Biden will be joined at Thursday’s public appearance by Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rep. Karen Bass. They are expected to review progress on construction of the Metro D (Purple) Line extension to Brentwood, she said.

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we have made historic infrastructure investments in public transit projects like L.A.’s Purple Line, which will create jobs and opportunities, reduce traffic and pollution, and increase opportunities across L.A.,” she said.

Biden will also will attend the DCCC fundraiser later Thursday, then travel to Orange County on Friday to discuss “lowering costs for American families,” according to the White House.

The president will leave the area Friday, bound for Portland, Oregon.

Jean-Pierre said Biden’s appearances in Orange County and Oregon will highlight “his efforts to lower prescription drug costs, protect Medicare and strengthen Social Security, and to fight efforts by congressional Republicans to put Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block and reinstate giveaways to Big Pharma.”

According to Deadline, the Thursday fundraiser will be held in Brentwood and will feature an appearance by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It was unclear who is hosting the event.

Deadline reported that tickets for the event start at $5,000 per person, ranging up to $50,000 for a couple to be labeled as “hosts,” which also includes a photo op and attendance at a reception.

Biden was last in Los Angeles in June, serving as a host of the Summit of the Americas. He also spoke at two Democratic National Committee fundraisers during that visit.

“President Biden visiting California means he knows what Republicans have known for months: Democrats are in trouble,” said Hallie Balch, spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. “From sky-high gas prices to rising crime, California Democrats have hitched their wagons to the wrong agenda. Californians are tired of the Biden agenda and the many consequences it has brought to the Golden State.”

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