By Deborah Bailey Special to the AFRO
President Joe Biden spoke on the state of the country’s economy while visiting students at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) on Sept. 14. While Republican lawmakers wrangled over the appropriations process late last week, Biden reached outside Capitol Hill’s fiscal fight and spoke to community college students, faculty and staff less than 20 miles from the White House. Biden discussed his economic vision,& branded as “Bidenomics” by the media.& & & & &
President Joe Biden stands before Prince George’s Community College faculty and students on campus in their Fine Arts Center on Sept. 14.
Credit: Photo by Deborah Bailey
“As many of you know, my wife is a professor at a community college. As a matter of fact, she’s teaching today,” President Biden began to hearty applause from the PGCC audience.& “She has an expression, ‘Any country that out-educates us will out-compete us.’ The work you’re doing here in preparing students to compete in the economy of the future is real, it matters.”
Biden’s visit was timely, as Congress is headed into a showdown over passing the federal government’s FY 2024 budget appropriation bill.& & He was joined by Maryland Gov. Wes...