May 7, 2024 - News

Vice President Harris' Detroit visit

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 1.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks last week in Jacksonville, Fla. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris stopped in Detroit yesterday to tout the Biden administration's economic agenda.

The big picture: Harris' visit is part of an election-year push to highlight White House economic policies in battleground states, the Free Press reports.

Zoom in: Dozens of protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza were outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History before Harris' visit.

  • Police officers along Woodward Avenue prevented them from approaching the museum, per the Freep.

The bottom line: Harris announced more than $100 million in federal grants for auto parts manufacturers to upgrade their facilities for the EV transition.

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