White House confirms President Biden’s visit to East Palestine on Friday

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden will be visiting East Palestine next week.

President Biden’s visit will be on Friday, Feb. 16.

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He will talk about how his administration is working with state and local officials to hold Norfolk Southern accountable for the toxic train derailment that impacted the lives of hundreds over a year ago.

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The White House says Biden will try to remind the residents of East Palestine that they are not defined by the event.

Biden’s visit was initially announced at the end of January but his administration did not announce an exact date until this weekend.

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