Biden Cabinet officials launch ‘lowering costs’ tour

By Robin Bravender | 06/18/2024 04:15 PM EDT

Energy and environment officials will tout Biden administration policies around the country this month, the White House announced. 

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan, left, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

EPA Administrator Michael Regan (left) and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg walk before President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Aug. 5, 2021. Susan Walsh/AP

Biden Cabinet officials will fan out across the country this month to tout the administration’s efforts to lower costs as prices have emerged as a top issue in the looming November presidential contest.

Officials across the administration, including Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and others will travel across the country to discuss their “Biden-Harris Lowering Costs Agenda, including for housing, health care, utility bills and groceries,” the White House announced Tuesday.

Granholm’s trips include stops in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss lowering energy bills through energy efficiency upgrades and another trip to Reno, Nevada, to speak about the administration’s “industrial strategy for the clean energy transition,” the White House said.


Regan is slated to travel to Baltimore to speak about the administration’s “actions to lower energy and transportation costs for lower-income and overburdened communities,” the White House announced. Vilsack will head to Colorado to discuss funding to lower electricity costs in rural communities; Buttigieg plans trips to Mississippi and Ohio to discuss lowering costs.