Biden will address his administration’s efforts to grow the green energy economy, sign an executive order and talk about cutting costs for families.
SEATTLE — President Joe Biden is in Seattle for his first visit to the Pacific Northwest since being elected.
During his visit, Biden is expected to deliver remarks on green energy, sign an executive order and talk about efforts to cut costs for families.
Biden will start his day in Seward Park, where he will defend his climate crisis agenda, according to the White House. The President will speak about safeguarding the country’s forests and building resilience in the face of threats such as wildfires. The Washington Post reports Biden will sign an executive order to protect ancient forests.
The President will then travel to Green River College where he will talk about his recent actions to reduce costs for families. Biden is expected to ask Congress to pass his plan to cut health care and energy costs.
At Green River College, Biden is expected to speak at the Mel Lindbloom Student Union and meet with elected officials and a limited number of people in the college community, including students. The event is by invitation only.
In a letter, Green River College President Suzanne Johnson said the college was selected for Biden’s tour because of the career and technical programs it offers, such as its nursing program. , which supports workforce development in the region.
Biden will be joined by Governor Jay Inslee, Congresswoman Kim Schrier and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell during his appearances in Seattle on Friday, according to press secretary Jen Psaki.
During his trip, Biden is also expected to reaffirm his calls for Congress to pass legislation to reduce prescription drug prices, as well as highlight executive branch actions such as extending the reimbursement freeze. student loans and changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Next, Biden will depart Sea-Tac Airport for Wilmington, Deleware.
Rick Johnson, Washington State Patroller knowledgeable drivers expect “intermittent heavy congestion due to temporary freeway network closures” in the Seattle area on Friday due to Biden’s visit.
For security reasons, details of Biden’s travel plans are not being shared, however, traffic impacts and delays are expected on Interstate 90 and Interstate 5 during his visit.
Biden is scheduled to depart Sea-Tac Airport around 2 p.m. Friday, which means traffic will likely be stuck in the area and air traffic will stagnate before and after the president departs.