Vice President Kamala Harris Coming to Wisconsin to Tout Broadband

MADISON, WI – Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit southeast Wisconsin on Thursday, making a stop in Pleasant Prairie to tout broadband and affordable connectivity before going to Milwaukee for a pair of campaign receptions.

The White House announced the planned stops on Sunday. There were no immediate details about the campaign events.

Harris will be joined by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for the stop in Pleasant Prairie, which is 35 miles south of Milwaukee near the Illinois border.

The visit comes a little more than a month after President Joe Biden's administration announced that Wisconsin will receive more than $1 billion in federal money to expand high-speed internet access. The money comes from Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program funds approved in the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law to provide reliable and affordable internet service for every home and business in the U.S. by 2030. States must complete a multi-step process before they can use the money.

Harris last came to Wisconsin in September 2022 as part of a campaign stop just ahead of the November midterm election. Thursday's visit is the first of this election cycle and will be Harris's fourth trip to Wisconsin since taking office.



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