Here's Why U.S. President Joe Biden Will Visit Cincinnati on May 6

Get ready for traffic snarls, Hamilton.

click to enlarge Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President on Jan. 20, 2021, with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to his left. - PHOTO: U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President on Jan. 20, 2021, with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to his left.

U.S. President Joe Biden is returning to Cincinnati this week.

Biden will make a stop at United Performance Metals in Hamilton on May 6 to meet with manufacturing leaders, officials say. According to a release, the president will talk about the ways in which the company serves the aerospace, power, oil, gas and other technological industries.

Biden's entourage will fly into Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Air Force One around 1 p.m. May 6, the release says. He'll then make his way to Hamilton to discuss overseas supply chain issues with the team at United Performance Metals. The visit is part of lobbying for the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which would help fund semiconductor manufacturers in the United States.

"The President will call on Congress to build on that success and pass legislation like the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which will create good-paying jobs, boost domestic manufacturing, and lower prices for working families," the release says.

The White House release says that 473,000 manufacturing jobs were created since Biden took office, which was more jobs on average per month than in the last 50 years of presidents.

Biden last visited Cincinnati in July for a televised town hall hosted by CNN. The event was held at Mount St. Joseph University, which raised the ire of some conservatives because of the university's Catholic foundation and Biden's Catholic upbringing but pro-choice abortion stance.

Also last year, Vice President Kamala Harris met with former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Cincinnati Metro officials about using public transit and other transportation initiatives as economic drivers. While in Cincinnati, Harris stopped by downtown's BlaCk Coffee Lounge to order a house "Wakanda" coffee (Wakanda is the fictional African country in Black Panther and other Marvel Comics/Marvel Entertainment properties).

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