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Washington CNN  — 

President Joe Biden on Tuesday pledged his administration’s full support in Hurricane Ida relief efforts and made his case for using his infrastructure plan to take immediate action to address the effects of the climate crisis.

“My message to everyone grappling with this devastation is: We’re here. We’re not going home til this gets done. I really mean that. We’re not leaving. We’re going to continue to shout as long as it takes to get real progress here, folks,” Biden said after touring damage caused by the hurricane in Queens, New York.

The President continued: “And we have to take some bold action now to tackle the accelerating effects of climate.”