Biden pushes big plans as key to avoid ‘America’s decline’

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden is calling opponents “complicit in America’s decline” as he makes the case for his ambitious social spending and building plans, framing them as as key to America’s global competitiveness and success. With his agenda in jeopardy on Capitol Hill, Biden on Tuesday visited the Michigan district of a moderate Democratic congresswoman, Elissa Slotkin, who has urged him to promote his proposals more aggressively to the public. Speaking at a union training center, Biden said he wanted to “set some things straight” about his agenda and cut through what he dismissed as “noise” in Washington.