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Biden visits Iowa for the first time since becoming president

President Joe Biden and the State of Iowa haven’t always been the best of friends. He lost the state to former President Donald Trump by eight points in the 2020 election and in 2008 dropped out of his presidential campaign after finishing fifth in the Democratic primary there. Despite the history and political peril he currently faces, Biden will travel to Iowa on Tuesday for the first time since becoming president. Biden is set to promote his economic plans to help rural families struggling with higher costs at the gas pump and elsewhere, while highlighting the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law signed into law last fall. Biden will visit a biofuel company in Menlo, a farming community west of Iowa’s capital Des Moines. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden “isn’t taking this trip through a political prism.” Rather, “he’s making the trip because Iowa is a rural state in the country that would benefit greatly from the president’s policies.”

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