Obama June 27, 2011 week ahead

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Schedule for the Week of June 27, 2011

On Monday, the President and Vice President will hold meetings at the White House with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the status of the negotiations to find common ground on a balanced approach to deficit reduction. The meeting with Majority Leader Reid will take place in the morning and the meeting with Minority Leader McConnell will take place in the early evening. Also on Monday, the President will welcome Major League Soccer champions, the Colorado Rapids, to the White House to honor their 2010 season and their MLS Cup victory. In conjunction with the ceremony with the President at the White House, the Colorado Rapids will hold a soccer clinic for children of military families on the South Lawn.

On Tuesday, the President will visit Alcoa Davenport Works Factory in Bettendorf, Iowa to tour the facility and discuss the critical role that the manufacturing sector plays in the American economy.

On Wednesday, the President will welcome the WNBA Champion Seattle Storm to the White House to honor the team’s 2010 championship season. In conjunction with this event, members of the team will hold a basketball clinic with local area youth during their visit. Later, the President and the First Lady will hold a reception to observe LGBT Pride month. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a farewell dinner for Secretary of Defense Gates at the White House.

On Thursday, the President will deliver remarks at a farewell ceremony for Secretary of Defense Gates at the Pentagon. Later, the President will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, the President will attend two DNC events.

On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

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