Today Joe Biden is flying to Detroit, where he will be visiting General Motors and its Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant to talk about the bipartisan infrastructure deal that he signed into law earlier this week.
The president will speak about how the new infrastructure law will expand the green-energy manufacturing industry, with $7.5bn of the new infrastructure law set aside for electric vehicle chargers.
Meanwhile, back in Washington, negotiations continue for the reconciliation bill, also known as the Build Back Better Act. In a speech yesterday, Biden said he expected that Congress will pass the legislation by the end of the week.
House to vote to censure Gosar over video depicting violence against AOC
Howdy, live blog readers. Let’s get the party started.
The House of Representatives will vote today on a resolution seeking to censure Arizona congressman Paul Gosar and remove him from the House oversight committee.
This comes in response to the Republican representative tweeting an edited anime video depicting him striking the New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword and appearing to threaten Joe Biden.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the tweet “an insult to the institution of the House of Representatives”. “We cannot have members joking about murdering each other as well as threatening the president of the United States,” Pelosi told reporters.
The resolution appears to have 60 co-sponsors at the moment, as well as widespread support from members of the House.
For those watching from home (read: us), this censure vote should prove to be a rare spectacle in the House of Representatives, the last occurrence of which took place more than a decade ago.
AOC spoke to Punchbowl News about how Gosar and Republicans “are essentially using a national platform to legitimize threats of violence on lower levels, and on the local levels, to intimidate people from participating in our democracy”.
Progressive Ocasio-Cortez has become a conservative bugbear, and she noted that this is not the first time that she’s faced threats at her job.
“I believe this is part of a concerted strategy,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “What we do here, our response, helps inform as a precedent for actions on the local levels.”