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Vice President Kamala Harris visits the University at Buffalo

The Vice President was in town for an event that will be focused on the Inflation Reduction Act.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The White House announced Monday that Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Buffalo on Wednesday.

The Vice President will be in town for an event focused on the Inflation Reduction Act.  

She will arrive in Buffalo Wednesday morning and then participate in a tour at the Grow Energy Center at the University at Buffalo in Amherst. Later that afternoon she will speak at UB's Center for Performing Arts where she will discuss the Inflation Reduction Act.

President Joe Biden signed legislation for the Inflation Reduction Act last month in an effort to help lower costs for families, create jobs, and help grow the economy.  It's well positioned because of our infrastructure to become a leader in the new technology, the clean energy technology. This is the best place for the vice president to be to showcase the potential of these federal funds as it relates to job creation in WNY"

Congressman Brian Higgins said there is a reason Buffalo was selected. 

"Buffalo is the place that was a center of manufacturing for 100 years," Higgins said.

On Wednesday morning UB provided the following statement on the Vice President's trip to Buffalo and UB:

“We are deeply honored to host Vice President Kamala Harris at the University at Buffalo and have the opportunity to showcase the impactful ways that we are harnessing UB’s tripartite mission of research, education and engagement to mitigate the detrimental effects of climate change by developing innovative solutions for a sustainable world.

“From our disciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship on materials sciences, water systems, greenhouse gases, glacial ice sheets and food systems, to our vanguard academic degree programs in fields including sustainability leadership and materials design, to the significant progress we have made toward achieving carbon neutrality on campus by 2030, UB is a nationally and internationally recognized and ranked higher education leader in sustainability research and practice.

“As Vice President Harris’ visit to UB coincides with the beginning of our academic year, it will surely generate a great deal of positive energy during an already-exciting time on campus. We look forward to hearing from the vice president about the Inflation Reduction Act’s measures to combat the climate crisis and improve American energy security, just as we look forward to supporting the administration’s ambitious climate action goals by continuing to channel our disciplinary expertise into one of the most critical challenges of our time.”

No other details from her schedule that day have been released. 

The last time Harris was in Buffalo was to attend the funeral of Ruth Whitfield and meet with the families of those killed in the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo. 

2 On Your Side will provide more updates on Harris' visit as they become available. 

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