On Wednesday, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Public Engagement hosted over 50 state and local elected officials and community leaders from across Minnesota at a “Communities in Action: Building a Better Minnesota” event. This was the thirteenth state highlighted in a series of “Communities in Action” events that the White House hosts with state, local and Tribal leaders to demonstrate how the Biden-Harris Administration is delivering results for the American people.
During the half-day forum, participants heard from Biden-Harris Administration officials – including Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, Chair of the Council on Economic Quality Brenda Mallory, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor and Director of Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms, Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice, and Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Chavez Rodriguez – about the benefits and impact of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act for working families in Minnesota. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz provided video remarks and White House officials heard from participants on the positive impact of these legislative accomplishments. They also discussed how the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to work with states and local governments, labor leaders, businesses, non-profits, education and health care leaders to leverage these historic investments to create and expand opportunities for working families.