President Joe Biden gave a morale signal on climate change on Thursday, the same day the massive $1.7 billion omnibus bill was flown to the Virgin Islands for his signature.
“One of the reasons I ran for office was to address the existential threat that climate change poses to our nation and the world. With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, we took the largest step toward that goal in American history,” Biden tweeted.
Ironically, the omnibus bill averting a government shutdown had to be flown to St. Croix, where Biden is vacationing with his family.
The Bidens left Washington on Tuesday, and Congress handed the bill to the White House for Biden to sign on Wednesday. So had Biden waited another day before leaving, there would have been no need to transport the bill to the US Virgin Islands.
The White House confirmed the bill’s flight but tried to save face by noting that it was transported on commercial aircraft.
“The White House received the bill from Congress late this afternoon. The bill was handed to the President for signature by White House officials on a scheduled flight,” a White House official said said.
Biden’s vacation has already drawn criticism.
It comes as the border is overwhelmed by migrants, causing a serious humanitarian crisis, and tens of thousands of Americans are stranded after Southwest Airlines suffered a meltdown, resulting in thousands of canceled flights over the Christmas holidays.
Meanwhile, CNN reported“It is at least the second time this year that Biden has been flown to sign a major bill. During a trip to Asia in May, a staffer who was already there carried a bill authorizing around $40 billion in aid money to Ukraine planned to travel to the region. Biden signed the law while he was abroad.
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