Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Milwaukee on Monday

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Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Milwaukee on Monday, marking her second trip to Wisconsin since taking office.

Harris will be joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, the White House said on Wednesday. Details of the trip will be released later, officials said in the announcement.

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Harris last visited Milwaukee in May to promote the Biden administration's ambitious infrastructure plan. Since then, President Joe Biden's social spending bill known as the Build Back Better Act has stalled and Democrats have turned their focus to voting issues.

Following a tour of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's clean energy laboratories, Harris said in May that the infrastructure package would improve life outcomes for Wisconsin residents of color when it comes to issues like family-supporting jobs, school safety, affordable housing, stable broadband Internet and safe drinking water.

She promoted the plan's goal of removing and replacing all the nation's lead pipes and service lines to reduce the risk of lead poisoning and create "good-paying, union jobs" to do the work.

Milwaukee has for years faced high rates of lead poisoning among children, especially in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods on the city's north and south sides.

Contact Molly Beck at molly.beck@jrn.com. Follow her on Twitter at @MollyBeck.

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