White House reveals Biden will visit East Palestine on Friday

President Joe Biden will travel to East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday, Feb. 16, to mark the anniversary of the train derailment, according to a White House readout. 

The White House had previewed a visit to East Palestine in late January, but it was unknown when it would occur.

“On Friday, February 16, just over one year after the Norfolk Southern train derailment, the President will travel to East Palestine, Ohio to discuss how the Administration is continuing to work with state and local officials to hold Norfolk Southern accountable and support the community as it moves forward,” the White House said Saturday. “The President will discuss his commitment to ensuring the people of East Palestine are not defined by this single event, and that his administration is delivering on the needs of families, businesses, and affected residents.”

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