U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will pay a visit to the Valley of the Sun on Monday, where he will be hosting a fundraiser and speaking with Arizona civic leaders about the economic-stimulus.
Biden will be attending a breakfast at the Wyndham Phoenix hotel, where he will be voicing his support for fellow Democrats, Harry Mitchell and Ann Kirkpatrick, both facing re-election in 2010.
Afterwards, Biden and his entourage will travel to Sky Harbor International Airport, where the vice president will discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, designed to aid and encourage small business lending practices, clean technology, and new teaching jobs.
Sky Harbor is currently awaiting $200 million in stimulus funds earmarked for the construction of a proposed automated train system. The airport has already received nearly 12 million in stimulus funds to improve taxi service.
Earlier today, Vice President Biden visited a homeless shelter in Washington D.C. where he donned a brown apron and served fish sticks to hungry patrons, in what was billed as the vice president’s “first solo social services event”. President Barack Obama is currently in Japan, on a 10-day tour of Asia.