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Office of the Vice President
January 18, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

At 8:00 AM PST, the Vice President will attend a campaign event in San Francisco, California.

Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Reno, Nevada.

At 11:30 AM PST, the Vice President and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will deliver remarks on college affordability at Galena High School in Reno, Nevada. Since the members of Galena High School's senior class were born, average published tuition and fees at public four-year colleges across the country have tripled. Two thirds of all college students take out loans to pay for school, graduating with an average debt of over $25,000. As part of a continuing national dialogue on the issue, the Vice President will discuss the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Nevada and across the country. He will also call on colleges and universities to do their part to contain costs and ensure college remains within reach for the middle class. This event is open press and the Vice President's remarks will be streamed live to

Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will travel to Los Angeles, California.

At 4:00 PM PST, the Vice President will attend a campaign event.

In the evening, at 6:00 PM PST, the Vice President will meet with business leaders to discuss the economy. The meeting is a part of the Administration's ongoing dialogue with the business community on working together to strengthen the economy, support entrepreneurship, and put the American people back to work.


At 11:45 AM PST Dr. Biden and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will visit with Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) leaders, graduates, and students at Renown Regional Medical Center to learn about TMCC's highly successful Nursing Program and the ways in which Department of Labor's Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) Grant is training students to fill nursing jobs in hospitals in Nevada, where registered nurses are in high demand. This visit is part of Dr. Biden's ongoing work to highlight the ways community colleges are training students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This event is open press. Press inquiries and RSVPs should be directed to Kathy Carter at 775 -982 -5717.

In the afternoon, at 4:00 PM PST, Dr. Biden will participate in a roundtable discussion with military students, parents and faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) to learn about the Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools Program. This is a four-year, $7.6 million project based at the USC School of Social Work and funded by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) to create a national prototype that addresses military students' special needs by creating evidence-based programs. This meeting is a part of Dr. Biden's ongoing work with First Lady Michelle Obama and their Joining Forces initiative, to improve the lives of military children in public schools. This event is open press. Press inquiries and RSVPs should be directed to Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335.

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