Biden to tout recent legislative wins ahead of U.S. midterm vote

Biden to tout recent legislative wins ahead of U.S. midterm vote
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U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to embark on a nationwide tour to promote a series of recent legislative victories, including climate change, gun control, and drug pricing, that he and his administration believe will benefit American citizens and push back against special interests, according to White House officials on Thursday.

Biden's approval rating among the public rose to its highest level since early June this week, and the president plans to leverage that momentum to rally support for Democrats ahead of the November 8 midterm elections, according to a memo from White House officials Kate Bedingfield and Anita Dunn.

The U.S. Senate approved a Biden-backed measure to fight climate change, lower drug prices, and raise some corporate taxes this week. The bill, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, is expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday.

After signing the legislation into law, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and other Cabinet officials will travel around the country throughout August to tell Americans: "The President and Congressional Democrats beat the special interests and delivered what was best for the American people," the memo said.

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