President Biden’s trip to Chicago has been postponed as negotiations on key legislation continue – NBC Chicago
A White House official confirmed to NBC News that President Joe Biden’s expected trip to Chicago has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
NBC 5 political correspondent Mary Ann Ahern reported the story Tuesday afternoon, citing a source familiar with the president’s plans.
The president was scheduled to visit the city on Wednesday to highlight the Chicago company that has enforced a mandate on a COVID vaccine, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Report.
According to a White House official, Biden’s trip to Chicago will be rescheduled.
“In meetings and calls over the weekend and into today, President Biden has been interacting with members of Congress on the way forward for the Better Rebuilding Act and a bipartisan infrastructure agreement,” the official told NBC News ‘Geoff Bennett and Kelly O’. Donnell. “He will now remain in the White House tomorrow to continue working on developing these two pieces of legislation to create jobs, grow the economy, and make investments in families, rather than the failed endowments of rich and large corporations.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker have praised area businesses that require vaccinations for customers in both city and state, although they stopped short of issuing city-wide or statewide mandates. Certain groups are required to get vaccinated in the state, including health care workers, teachers, and higher education students.
“I salute those places that require proof of vaccination or a negative test to gain admission,” Lightfoot said earlier this month. “I think we’ll see more of that. This is a conversation that’s happening across every industry sector, and we’re supporting it.”
New York City, San Francisco, and New Orleans are among the cities that have begun requiring proof of vaccination for indoor public spaces.
President Joe Biden says he takes responsibility for issues at the US-Mexico border, and says the photos of Border Patrol agents were “outrageous.”
Biden earlier this month Unveiled the so-called ‘action plan’ aimed at countering the escalation of COVID-19 Driven by the spread of the Delta variant, which will require vaccinations for millions of workers across the country.
Expanded rules require all employers with more than 100 workers to be vaccinated or tested for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. Nearly 17 million health facility workers receiving Federal Medicare or Medicaid will also have to be fully vaccinated.
Biden is also asking for vaccinations for executive branch employees and contractors who do business with the federal government — with no option to get tested. This covers several million workers.