President Joe Biden will travel to Texas with visit to Fort Worth
The President of the United States is coming to Texas: President Joe Biden will travel to Fort Worth on March 8, in a trip to show support for veterans.
A release from the White House Press Office stated that he would be in Fort Worth to "discuss upholding our sacred obligation to veterans as part of his Unity Agenda for the Nation."
The news of his visit comes one day after his State of the Union address, when he said, "I've always believed that we have a sacred obligation to equip all those we send to war and care for them and their families when they come home."
He said that his administration would provide assistance with job training and housing, and help lower-income veterans get health care debt-free.
"The VA is pioneering new ways of linking toxic exposures to diseases, already helping more veterans get benefits," Biden said. "And tonight, I’m announcing we're expanding eligibility to veterans suffering from nine respiratory cancers."
WFAA, which will live-stream parts of Biden's visit, says the president will visit the Fort Worth VA Clinic in southeast Fort Worth, where he will be briefed on veterans' primary care and specialty health services. He'll also speak at the Tarrant County Resource Connection about "expanding access to health care and benefits for veterans affected by environmental exposures," according to the White House.
Biden is expected to arrive at Fort Worth's Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base around 1pm, before making the trip to the VA Clinic and Tarrant County Resource Connection, where he's scheduled to speak around 2:30 pm, according to WFAA. It is not clear how his motorcade will affect traffic, they say.