President Joe Biden Points to Wildfire to Push for Big Rebuild

Jose Chavez

On Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, President Joe Biden used his first western swing in office to hold off the wildfires in the western region for his argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan.

During his visits Idaho and California, President Biden sought to get more support for his rebuilding plan. President Biden has said that the rebuilding plan is for more than just simply rebuilding the damaged system and instead ensuring the communities can withstand such crises.

Two days into President Biden’s western swing comes a critical juncture for a central plank of his legislative agenda. Lawmakers from Capitol Hill are working to assemble details of the infrastructure-plus plan, and how to pay for it, and it’s a concern not just for Republicans.

During an earlier briefing in Boise at the National Interagency Fire Center, Biden noted that wildfires start earlier every year and this year they have scorched 5.4 million acres of land.

President Biden has argued that spending now makes the future effects of climate change less costly, during his visits to Louisiana, New York, and New Jersey, to all states that have suffered millions of dollars from floods and other damage from Hurricane Ida.

President Biden is trying to do a very helpful job with making preparation for future natural disasters, and we the people should support our president with his ideals and plans so that we can see what is to come in the future.