Skip to Content
Author: The BCW

Leave a Comment

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 lohud.com.

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.

Similar News Items

The BCW’s state advocacy program was actively engaged throughout the session including reaching out to legislators during the final last hours of the session. Countless memorandums of support and opposition on bills of importance to the business community were issued to the Legislature; and countless Zoom meetings were held. Additionally, the BCW was in constant contact with […]

Read Article

City, County and State officials held a press conference this week at Pugsley Park in Peekskill to discuss the city’s recent certification as a New York State Pro-Housing Community, its $10 million award from the Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund, and to celebrate the opening of Pugsley Park with a ribbon cutting. Over 50 people were in […]

Read Article

The BCW’s Government Action Council hosted its sixth annual Board of Legislators Reception on Tuesday, where BCW members shared their concerns with members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. BOL Chair Vedat Gashi and BOL Vice Chair Jose Alvarado updated BCW members on the BOL’s ongoing activities, including preparing for next year’s County Executive […]

Read Article

Become A Member

Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

JOIN NOW!
The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond.
Back to top