Friday morning, the President will travel to Columbus, Ohio where he will meet with workers and deliver remarks at the site of the 10,000th Recovery Act road project to get underway - the first of many significant Recovery Act milestones coming this summer. The road improvement project in downtown Columbus is expected to create over 300 construction jobs and will contribute to the broader economic development effort underway in the area around Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The President’s 12:15 p.m. ET remarks will be streamed live at Row 2, Seat 4. [foxlivestream]
After his trip to Ohio, President Obama returns to Washington where he will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed.
At 11:00 a.m. ET, the Vice President will hold an event to discuss the administration’s commitment to identifying and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse across all levels of government. He will announce initiatives that will bring a new sense of responsibility for taxpayer dollars by eliminating what doesn’t work, cracking down on waste, and making government more open and responsive to the American people. The Vice President will be joined by Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag. OMB Director Orszag will demonstrate a new tool which will help identify fraud. He will highlight how this technology is currently being used at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will pursue a pilot project for expanded use across the Federal government.
The Vice President will meet with senior advisors in the afternoon.