President Joe Biden speaks at the House Democrats’ 2023 Issues Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday while trying to set the tone for the party ahead of the 2024 election.
The event is an opportunity for members of the House of Representatives to outline priorities for the coming year and lay out a plan to try to retake the chamber after losing their majority in November’s midterm elections. The loss of control of the House of Representatives means that the party no longer dictates what is said and what legislation the House will pass.
The conference allows Democrats to agree on messages for the upcoming election that will likely relate to achievements over the past two years and warnings about the impact of Republican policies.
Biden will speak after remarks by Maryland Gov. Wes Moore. He was the first black elected governor of the state and only the third black governor to serve in the nation.