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President Biden speaks during a tour of the Volvo Group Powertrain Operations in Hagerstown, Md., on Friday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Today, President Biden focused on manufacturing and the economy in a visit to a Volvo facility in Hagerstown, Md., welcoming the latest jobs report that shows the creation of 263,000 jobs in September and some 10 million during his nearly two years in office. “All across America, we’re proving ‘Made in America’ isn’t just a slogan, it’s a reality, for proving that our best days are ahead of us, not behind us,” Biden said in remarks after touring the facility.

His visit comes 32 days before midterm elections that will decide the balance of power in Congress. In his remarks, Biden warned that Republicans, if returned to power, would enact policies that jeopardize Social Security, Medicare and veterans benefits. He also called out several Republicans by name who voted against the bipartisan infrastructure bill, decrying it as “socialism,” and then asked for money for their districts and states. “You can’t make this stuff up. I was surprised to see so many socialists in the Republican caucus,” he said.

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