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Office of Media Affairs
For Immediate Release

Secretary LaHood, Jared Bernstein to Preview President Obama’s Visit to Columbus, Ohio

WASHINGTON- Today at 3:15 PM EDT, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Chief Economist to Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein will hold a media conference call to preview the President’s visit to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, June 18. In Columbus, the President will mark the first of many significant Recovery Act milestones coming this summer – the groundbreaking of the 10,000th Recovery Act road project to get underway.  The project is expected to create more than  300 new jobs and will contribute to the broader economic development effort underway in the area around Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

WHAT: Media Conference Call to Preview President Obama’s Visit to Columbus, Ohio

WHO: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood & Chief Economist to Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein

WHEN: Thursday, June 17, 3:15 PM EDT

DIAL IN: Media interested in joining this call should dial (800) 230-1093 and ask to join the “White House Call.”