Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. — The Senator will deliver remarks at the CEO Council for Growth. The CEO Council is a devoted group of business, higher education, and civic leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in the 11-county region across northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. The CEO Council is an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce influencing regional and national policy through advocacy. 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 – Event is closed to press.
Monday, March 23 at 12 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Kent County job fair hosted by Sens. Carper, Coons and Rep. Carney at Wilmington University’s Dover campus. This is the 24th delegation job fair hosted since 2011. More than 50 companies representing the private and public sector will be on hand to meet and greet job candidates. The job fair is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilmington University Dover campus, Dover, DE 19901. Event is open to press. Contact: Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.
Monday, March 23 at 1 p.m. – The Senator will attend Runway 1-19 groundbreaking ceremony at the Dover Air Force Base. This project will completely replace the existing 9,600 foot long, 150 foot wide 69 year-old runway to meet the requirements for modified heavy strength runway pavement. This project will also include the repair of the instrument landing system and runway approach lighting system. Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE. Event is open to press. Contact: DAFB’s Sarah Bergstein at 302-677-3370.
Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will attend a hearing of the Senate FSGG Appropriations Subcommittee on the judiciary FY16 budget request. The Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons, United States Court of Appeals and Mr. James C. Duff, Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts are witnesses. Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 138, Washington, D.C. — Open to press. Contact: Appropriation Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010.
Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a joint meeting of Congress for remarks delivered by His Excellency Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. President Ghani’s address will offer him an opportunity to outline his version for the future of Afghanistan and the U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral relationship. President Ghani is expected to thank the United States, U.S. service members, and diplomats for their efforts to bring about peace and security in Afghanistan. United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Event is open to credentialed press.
Wednesday, March 25 at 3 p.m. — The Senator will attend a hearing of the Senate FSGG Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water that will review the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for US Department of Energy. Witnesses will be Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary, US Department of Energy, and Dr. Franklin Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, US Department of Energy. Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 124, Washington, D.C. — Open to press. Contact: Appropriation Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010
Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. – The Senator will attend and deliver brief remarks at Delaware State University’s 4th annual Inspired Day of Service. This day of service is an opportunity for DSU’s community to demonstrate the core values of the university and an outstanding opportunity for Inspire Scholars to work towards the completion of their community service requirements. Sen. Coons will join some of the Inspire Scholars for volunteer service at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. MLK Student Center, Dover, DE 19901. Event is open to press. Contact: Delaware State University’s Carlos Holmes at 302-857-6062.
Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m. – The Senator will deliver brief remarks at the Delaware Wing Civil Air Patrol annual Conference and Banquet. The volunteers of CAP perform three key missions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations, aerospace education for youth and the general public and cadet programs for teenage youth ages 12-21. About 450 men, women and cadets, currently serve within the Delaware Wing. The Landings, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE 19901. Event is open to press. Contact: Delaware Civil Air Patrol’s Major Richard Hamm at 302-897-8384.
Saturday, March 28 at 2:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend Delaware Odyssey of the Mind Science Fair State Finals. The Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, DE 19716. Event is open to press.