President Biden Returns To Oregon This Weekend

The trip will mark President Biden’s second stop in Oregon this year. The president’s visit can be seen as frequent and good for Dems in the state. Biden will arrive in Oregon on Oct. 14 and stay until Saturday, Oct. 15, according to a news release from the White House. The coming elections make this trip important.

The White House stated that President Joe Biden will stop in Oregon as part of his West Coast trip. It is not without notice that Oregon is a left-leaning state. President Biden last visited Oregon in April as part of a nationwide tour to promote the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that Congress passed late last year. 

Oregon is estimated to receive about $1.2 billion for transportation projects over the next five years. The Rose Quarter Improvement Project is receiving funds from the federal government. A bright spot is the Raimore Construction company is a Black-owned and a prime contractor for the history-making project.

The press release didn’t include any further details about the timing, exact location or agenda of Biden’s visit. However, Biden has put PDX International airport’s upgrades at the center of his infrastructure agenda.

The First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was recently in the state of Washington where she stopped at Bates Technical College in Tacoma Friday afternoon and attending a finance event for Sen. Patty Murray in Seattle on Saturday.

Biden’s return to Oregon next week will come three and a half weeks before the November election. Some key races in Oregon are poised to be very close. Experts are saying that Oregon’s race for governor is a tossup. In addition Oregon’s 5th Congressional District race is also considered to be up for grabs. However, the state’s 5th and 6th District races are leaning towards the Democrats. Voters are set to vote in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.