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BCW‘s Gordon Attends Biden’s Historic Visit at WCC

BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon represented the Business Council of Westchester during President Joe Biden’s historic visit to Westchester Community College on Wednesday to warn about the dangers of a U.S. default on its debts if Congress is unable to raise the nation’s debt limit.

The event was invitation only to a limited number of guests. A highlight of the program was President Biden being introduced by 7th grade science teacher Brian Sullivan of Highlands Middle School in White Plains. Sullivan is a WCC graduate.

Gordon and other Westchester dignitaries sat in the Hankin Academic Arts Building’s theater for the event, whose theme was “Investing In America.” “We shouldn’t even be talking about this situation,” said Biden, according to

The President went on to describe the incredulity of other world leaders at the country’s looming predicament. “If we default on our debt, the whole world is in trouble. This is a manufactured crisis,” he said.

Biden’s visit comes three weeks before the nation is due to become unable to pay its debts unless Congress lifts the current limit of $31 trillion. Biden has insisted on raising that level without conditions, putting him at an impasse with Republicans who won a narrow majority in the House in November’s elections.

Other speakers included Gov. Kathy Hochul, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

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