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Obama expected to arrive around noon; Tonko, Gillibrand will be on plane

Obama expected to arrive around noon; Tonko, Gillibrand will be on plane

The president is scheduled to visit General Electric in Schenectady on Friday and make remarks short

It has been announced that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who previously represented the 20th Congressional District in New York, and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, will travel to Schenectady on Friday with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One.

Gillibrand said she is proud to welcome the president back to the Capital Region and that she expects he'll meet a group of people that are ready to lead America's economic recovery.

"I look forward to discussing the next steps to create jobs and the potential for economic growth right here in the region," said Gillibrand.

It has not been announced whether local Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, will be part of the president's entourage as he travels to the GE facility, but in the spirit of bi-partisanship he hopes he'll be included.

President Obama's remarks at the GE plant are by invitation only.

The president is scheduled to arrive at Albany International Airport around noon, with remarks scheduled shortly after lunch. Air Force One is planned to depart in the early afternoon.

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