Thu May 6, 2010
President Obama visits Buffalo next week
By Mark Scott
Buffalo, NY – President Barack Obama will visit Buffalo next week. The President will be here Thursday, May 13th, the next stop on his White House to Main Street tour. No word on the time or location of his speech.
But Congressman Brian Higgins says Mr. Obama will meet with workers, small business owners, and local leaders to share ideas for continuing to grow the economy and to put Americans back to work.
"This is an exciting opportunity for the President to get a first hand look at the unique strengths of Western New York and hear directly from the hardworking people living in this community," Higgins said.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the visit shows the President's strong commitment to the region. She said she reached out to Mr. Obama to come to Buffalo because she believes our region can play a leading role in the nation's economic recovery.
"From a world-class manufacturing tradition to cutting edge businesses and universities, to people who know the true meaning of hard work, Western New York can help lead America's economic recovery," Gillibrand said.
The last time a sitting president visited Buffalo was George W. Bush in 2004.