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Obama Aug. 8, 2011 week ahead. Fuel standards, Iftar dinner, fund-raiser, Green Bay Packers

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Schedule for Week of August 8, 2011

On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. In the evening, the President will attend two DNC events in Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, the President will visit Interstate Moving Services in Springfield, Virginia, to announce first of their kind fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles. The new standards will provide American businesses, who operate and own these commercial vehicles, tens of billions of dollars in fuel savings, and will dramatically reduce oil consumption and cut pollution.

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. In the evening, the President will host an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House.

On Thursday, the President will travel to Holland, Michigan to tour the Johnson Controls Inc. advanced battery facility. While at Johnson Controls, the President will highlight the key role innovative technologies will play in helping automakers achieve the historic fuel economy standards, establishing U.S. leadership in advanced vehicle manufacturing, spurring economic growth, and creating high-quality domestic jobs in cutting edge industries across America. Later, the President will travel to New York City to attend two DNC events. The President will return to Washington, DC that night.

On Friday, the President will welcome the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl victory.


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