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Obama May 24 week ahead: First Jewish American Heritage month reception

Schedule for Week of May 24, 2010

On Monday, the President will meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon at the White House. This will be the Prime Minister’s first official visit to Washington during his premiership and the President looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Hariri on a broad range of mutual goals in support of Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence, and regional peace and security. Also on Monday, the President will host a reception to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

On Tuesday, as part of National Small Business Week, the President will host award-winning small business owners from around the country for an event at the White House where he will discuss the important role that American small businesses play in our economy. The President will also address the Senate Republican Caucus about his legislative agenda at the Capitol.

Also on Tuesday, President Obama will welcome President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy to the White House on Tuesday, May 25. The United States and Italy, a leading NATO ally, have strong bilateral relations. The President appreciates Italy’s robust contributions to peace efforts around the world and looks forward to continuing his consultations with President Napolitano, following up on their July 8 meeting last year in Rome.

Later on Tuesday, the President will travel to San Francisco, California to headline events on behalf of Senator Barbara Boxer and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

On Wednesday, the President will visit the Solyndra, Inc. solar facility in Fremont, CA where he will tour their high-tech facilities and then make remarks to workers on jobs and the economy. Following his remarks, the President will return to Washington, DC.

On Thursday, President Obama will welcome the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils to the White House to honor their 2009-2010 season. The President and the First Lady will also host the first ever White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.