MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:46:54 +0000 Home in Scranton, Biden plugs $2T plan to revive US http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/8fc3c3fa37094681b61a15129879ac11 President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday to push his $2 trillion domestic spending package and $1 trillion infrastructure plan, insisting they are key to the U.S. maintaining its global competitive edge. (Oct. 20) 8fc3c3fa37094681b61a15129879ac11 Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:54:13 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLScranton, Pennsylvania - 20 October 20211. U.S. President Joe Biden walks up to podium2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"Look, no matter how long you live here in Scranton, it's a place that climbs into your heart and it never really leaves you, and that's the God's truth.3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"When I ran for president, I came back to Scranton. I came back to Scranton. I started here in Scranton, and I resolved to bring Scranton values to bear to make a fundamental shift in how our economy works for working people, to build the economy from the ground up in the middle out, not from the top down. I've never known a time when the middle class has done well and the wealthy haven't done very, very well. I've never known such a time. So I'm here today to talk about what's fundamentally at stake right now for the families and for our country."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"These bills are not about left versus right are about moderate versus progressive or anything that pits one American against another. These bills are about competitiveness versus complacency. They're about expanding opportunity, not having opportunity denied. They're about leading the world and continuing to let the world or let it pass us by."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"For too long working people in this nation, the middle class in this country, the backbone of the country, have been dealt out. It's time to deal them back in. I ran for president (applause), I ran for president saying it was time to rebuild the backbone of the nation."++WHITE FLASH++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President: "Guess what? 81 million people voted for me. More people voted than any time in American history. And their voices deserve to be heard, not to be denied."STORYLINE:President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday for the first time since taking office to push his $2 trillion domestic spending package and $1 trillion infrastructure package.Speaking outside Scranton's Electric City Trolley Museum, Biden declared his multitrillion-dollar safety net and infrastructure packages would restore an America starving for investments in its workers, families and the environment.The president scolded doubters who focus on divides among Democratic lawmakers that could jeopardize the cornerstone policies of his administration, and he acknowledged he has scaled back his ambitions in order to garner support. But his legislative efforts - now expected to be about $2 trillion and $1 trillion each - would still be an unprecedented attempt to expand social services for millions and tackle the rising threat of climate change as well as update roads and bridges."These bills are not about left versus right are about moderate versus progressive or anything that pits one American against another. These bills are about competitiveness versus complacency. They're about expanding opportunity, not having opportunity denied. They're about leading the world and continuing to let the world or let it pass us by," Biden said.The president and his Democratic Party are racing to seal agreement on the legislative package after laboring for months to bridge his once-sweeping $3.5 trillion vision preferred by progressives with a more limited focus that can win over party centrists. He has no Democratic votes to spare for passage in the closely divided Congress, and leaders want agreement by week's end.In the mix: At least $500 billion to confront climate change, $350 billion for child care subsidies and free pre-kindergarten, a new federal program for at least four weeks of paid family leave, a one-year extension of the $300 monthly child tax credit put in place during the COVID-19 crisis, and funding for health care provided through the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. "For too long working people in this nation, the middle class in this country, the backbone of the country, have been dealt out. It's time to deal them back in," Biden said."81 million people voted for me. More people voted than any time in American history. And their voices deserve to be heard, not to be denied," Biden added.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday to push his $2 trillion domestic spending package and $1 trillion infrastructure plan, insisting they are key to the U.S. maintaining its global competitive edge. (Oct. 20) Home in Scranton, Biden plugs $2T plan to revive US