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Biden, DeSantis Largely Ignore Tensions With Joint Visit to Ian-Ravaged Area in Florida

  • President agrees to extend period of enhanced federal aid
  • Florida’s two Republican senators also appeared with Biden
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Biden Says It Will Take Years to Rebuild Florida

President Joe Biden and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stressed joint efforts to respond to damage wrought by Hurricane Ian, largely ignoring their past political squabbles. 

“Today we have one job and only one job -- and that’s to make sure that the people of Florida get everything that they need to fully thoroughly recover,” Biden, standing at a podium next to DeSantis, said Wednesday following a helicopter tour of a swath of Southwest Florida devastated by Ian.