Biden to follow State of Union address with Wisconsin trip

FILE - U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on Russia and Ukraine in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. 

President Joe Biden travels to Wisconsin next week, the day after delivering his State of the Union speech in Washington.

According to the White House, Biden and first lady Jill Biden will stop in Superior on Wednesday to discuss how the $1 trillion infrastructure law will improve the state’s roads and bridges, among other things, and create jobs.

He signed the sweeping infrastructure package into law in November in the most significant legislative victory of his presidency and the largest investment in the country’s infrastructure in decades.

"This will be a generational investment to modernize our infrastructure," Biden said during a visit to La Crosse last June just after the bipartisan deal nearly collapsed during negotiations.

Last week, Biden visited Ohio to boost a $1 billion investment from the infrastructure plan to accelerate cleanup of polluted hotspots on the Great Lakes. The additional funding is expected to fast-track restoration of four polluted sites in Wisconsin, including the St. Louis River that runs between Superior and Duluth, Minnesota.

Biden’s trip to Wisconsin also comes as the president announced new sanctions against Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine this week.

Biden on Tuesday will deliver his first State of the Union address and his second speech to a joint session of Congress.