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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Background on the President’s Remarks Today at Milwaukee Laborfest

Henry Maier Festival Park
2:10 PM CDT

Today, President Barack Obama will announce a comprehensive infrastructure plan to expand and renew our nation’s roads, railways and runways at the annual Milwaukee Area Labor Council Laborfest, an event sponsored by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and affiliate unions.  Laborfest is open to the general public, the speaking program will be ticketed, with most tickets distributed to union members and their families.  Pre-Program speakers and elected officials expected to attend are listed below.

Milwaukee Area Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Sheila Cochran
Congresswoman Gwen Moore
Mayor Tom Barrett
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Dave Newby
Senator Herb Kohl
NOTE: Senator Russ Feingold will make an appearance at the Laborfest parade in the morning, but will be in Janesville at his hometown parade, an event he attends every year, during the event.