In the states this week, headlines from Pennsylvania to Florida to Oregon were full of news about how President Biden is delivering for the American people. 

Yesterday, local news highlighted President Biden’s announcement of a full and unconditional pardon of all prior federal offenses for simple possession of marijuana. From California to Virginia, this will help thousands with prior convictions seeking housing, employment, benefits, and educational opportunities who may be currently ineligible based on federal statutory or regulatory bars on individuals with prior drug convictions.

Also this week, local headlines highlighted yet another big win for the American people made possible in large part by President Biden and Democrats’ CHIPS and Science Act. In New York, IBM announced their commitment to invest $20 billion in the state over the next decade, including a new facility to manufacture semiconductor chips.

Also this week, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Puerto Rico and Florida to meet with those affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian and emphasize the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to helping local communities rebuild. 

Here’s what Puerto Ricans and Floridians read on their front pages this week: 

In addition, President Biden and Vice President Harris outlined new steps their administration is taking to protect reproductive rights for women across the country. 

Meanwhile, extreme Republicans are still making headlines for pushing abortion bans at the local and national level that would prevent women from making their own health care choices:

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