President Joe Biden set to visit two Louisiana cities next week

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FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors. Administration officials say it will provide a pay bump to hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

LOUISIANA (KTVE/KARD) — The White House announced today that President Joe Biden will be visiting both Lake Charles and New Orleans on Thursday May 6th as part of his “Getting America Back on Track” tour.

The purpose of the tour is to further promote the American Jobs Plan, which has been a hot button issue in recent weeks. According to a release from the White House, the goal of the American Jobs Plan is to create millions of jobs, rebuild America’s infrastructure and help America compete with China.

Both Lake Charles, New Orleans, and the state as a whole suffered immeasurable damage in 2020 due to the impact of both the Covid-19 Pandemic and Hurricanes Laura and Zeta, which headlined a record-breaking severe weather season.

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