by Gabe Bullard
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Louisville and southern Indiana next week.
Biden was invited by Congressman John Yarmuth to tour GE’s Appliance Park, where stimulus dollars have been used to hire 400 new workers to manufacture energy-efficient appliances.
Biden was already scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Congressman Baron Hill in Jeffersonville, and Yarmuth says he decided to seize the opportunity.
“Well we knew he was going to be in the neighborhood and we said, ‘Why don’t you come over and visit GE because this is something you can crow about.’ It’s a true success story with the stimulus initiative,” he says.
Biden is in charge of overseeing the distribution of federal stimulus dollars. He will not make any public address while in Louisville.