Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden heads to New Hampshire Thursday morning to tout what the White House calls a major milestone of the federal stimulus. Teaming up with Biden at the event in Manchester will be the state's two Democratic representatives, who both face challenges at the polls this November.
According to the White House, "Vice President Biden will visit the home of a Manchester, NH family where he'll announce a major Recovery Act milestone – the weatherizing of 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act."
The administration says that their goal is to weatherize nearly 600,000 homes by March 2012 under the Recovery Act, adding that "the Administration is investing about $90 billion through the Recovery Act in clean energy and energy-efficiency projects that cut costs, reduce energy use and create new jobs."
The stimulus was passed by Congress early last year mostly along party lines. Republicans criticize the measure for failing to create jobs and pump up the economy.
Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter will join Biden at the event. Rather than run for re-election, Hodes is bidding for the state's open Senate seat, currently held by retiring Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, and is his party's presumptive Senate nominee. Shea-Porter is running for re-election. Thanks in part to the tough political climate facing incumbents and Democrats, analysts say both Hodes and Shea-Porter face difficult elections.
Biden is expected to return to New Hampshire late next month to help raise campaign funds for both representatives.
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