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President Biden delivers remarks regarding the January jobs report from the White House complex in Washington on Friday. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris visited Philadelphia to address a winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee. Their remarks in the battleground state of Pennsylvania offered a preview of the case the ticket will make if Biden moves forward with a 2024 reelection bid.

In his remarks, Biden touted his administration’s accomplishments and targeted Republicans for proposals that would cut Medicare and Social Security. The president also celebrated the latest jobs report throughout the day.

We created 12 million jobs since we took office. That’s the strongest two-year growth in history,” Biden said after the report was released. Biden and Harris appeared at a water treatment facility in Philadelphia to tout water infrastructure upgrades and lead pipe replacements. It is the third event this week that Biden has held on infrastructure. He made earlier trips to Baltimore and New York.

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