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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule for March 2-6

    Monday, March 2 at 8:30 a.m. — The Senator will join Sen. Carper and Rep. Carney and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald at the Annual Veterans Summit at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. They will tour the medical center, meet with leadership and stakeholders, and greet veterans. 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. Contact: Katie Wilson at 302-598-4915 or Katie_Wilson@carper.senate.gov.

    Monday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. — The Senator will deliver remarks at the ONE Power Summit. ONE Power summit brings over 200 of ONE’s top volunteers from 50 states to Washington, D.C. to engage Members of Congress about the life-saving programs that are the core of ONE’s policy agenda. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. — Closed to press.

    Tuesday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. — The Senator will attend an Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew will give a review of the President’s FY16 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Treasury. Senator Coons serves as ranking member of the subcommittee. 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Open to press.

    Wednesday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. — The Senator will deliver remarks at the annual Inventing America Conference. He will speak about pending patent legislation as the conference highlights the critical role that the U.S. patent system has on American invention and economic growth. The Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Open to press. Contact: Kat Maramba 202-827-9678 or kathrina@BlueEngineMedia.com.

    Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 — The Senator will participate in the annual Faith & Politics Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The Faith and Politics Institute hosts an annual three-day pilgrimage to civil rights landmarks in Alabama that gives Congressional leaders an opportunity to visit historic site and reflect on the nation’s civil rights journey. The weekend will end with a symbolic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Senator Coons also participated in the pilgrimage in 2013. Open to press. Contact: Faith and Politics Institute 202-546-1299

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - February 2 to February 8

    Monday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. — The Senate will vote on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. Senator Coons is a cosponsor of the bill, which would improve mental health care and suicide prevention resources for American service members. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. — Open to credentialed press. Contact: Ian Koski at 202-224-4216. 

    Tuesday, February 3 at 9 a.m. — The Senator will attend the weekly leadership meeting of the Senate Democratic Caucus.  U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, February 4 at 9:00 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on reducing the cost of college and student loan debt. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. — Closed to press, but the Senator can be available to discuss the meeting. Contact: Ian Koski at 202-224-4216.

    Wednesday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on human trafficking and ending modern slaveryDirksen Senate Office Building Room 419, Washington, D.C., – Open to press. Foreign Relations Committee’s Tara DiJulio at 202-224-6797.

    Wednesday, February 4 at 3:30 p.m. — The Senator will host a Senate Law Enforcement Caucus briefing on Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. This program provides grants to states to support the establishment and expansion of voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs to assist at-risk families with young children. On-the-ground perspectives will be provided by a number of officials, including Chief Scott Collins of the Selbyville Police Department. Russell Senate Office Building Room 385,Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact: Ian Koski at 202-224-4216.

    Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend the National Prayer Breakfast celebration. The National Prayer Breakfast is actually a series of luncheons, meetings, and dinners, hosted by members of prayer groups in the House and Senate. The event is typically attended by more than 3,000 people of wide variety of races, cultures and faith traditions. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. — Open to credentialed press.

    Thursday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will participate in a Judiciary Committee executive business meetingDirksen Senate Office Building Room 226, Washington, D.C. — Open to press. Contact: Judiciary Committee’s Beth Levine at 202-224-5225.

    Friday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will participate in “Give Kids a Smile” event, a national program that provides free dental care to children from low-income families. Sponsored by the Delaware State Dental Society, “Give Kids a Smile” is the American Dental Association’s major oral health outreach program. This is the 12th year that the event has been held at Delaware Tech. 333 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE — Open to press. Contact: Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - January 26 to January 30

    Monday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will participate in a roundtable interview with Senator Tom Carper and Congressman John Carney with WHYY’s Shirley Min. Some of the topics to be discussed include the importance of manufacturing jobs in America, college affordability, long-term funding for infrastructure and access to justice. The program will air Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Friday, January 30 at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. WHYY Studios, 625 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE – Closed to press.

    Tuesday, January 27 at 2:15 p.m. — The Senator will attend a classified briefing on Iran. Senior officials from the State Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence will provide an update on P5+1 negotiations with Iran.  U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Tuesday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m.* — The Senator will speak at Members Progressive Faith Orientation. Sen. Coons will speak at the closing session titled “Faith and Values Matter in Congress.” SVC-201, U.S Capitol, Washington, D.C., – Open to press. *The time of these remarks is likely to change. If interested in attending, please contact Ian Koski at ian_koski@coons.senate.gov for confirmation.

    Wednesday, January 28 at 8 a.m. — The Senator will deliver keynote remarks at the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, January 28 at 9:15 a.m. — The Senator will attend a steering meeting on transportation infrastructure. This meeting will highlight the fact that our economy depends on our system of roadways, highways, railways and bridges. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press, but the Senator will be available to discuss it afterward.

    Wednesday, January 28 at 3:30 p.m. — The Senator will attend a Judiciary Committee hearing for Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for United States Attorney General. Senator Coons met with the nominee earlier this month (photo: https://flic.kr/p/pXBkcs). The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to continue over two days. Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact: Judiciary Committee’s Beth Levine at 202-224-5225.

    Thursday, January 29 at 4:30 p.m. – The Senator will meet with French Ambassador to United States Gerard Araud and will discuss topics ranging from Iran, Syria, Ukraine and Africa. Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press. 

    Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration of The Residences at Harlan Flats, a new luxury apartment community build by Buccini/Pollin Group. Open to press. Contact: BPG Properties’ Julia Mason jmason@bpgroup.net.

     

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons January 12-18

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, January 12 at 11 a.m. — The Senator will speak at a celebration recognizing The Nemours / Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children as one of a select group of nationwide healthcare organizations to be recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Anthony N. Fusco Atrium at Nemours / Alfred I duDupont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DEOpen to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Monday, January 12 at 8 p.m. The Senator will deliver brief remarks at the 2015 Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Josiah Marvel Cup Awards Presentation. The annual event is dedicated to promoting an economic climate that builds the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits of the state. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE – Open to the press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Tuesday, January 13 at 11:15 a.m. — The Senator will attend Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Articulating The Case for American Leadership in the World” featuring guest Dr. Henry Kissinger. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419. Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

    Tuesday, January 13 at 2:45 p.m. — The Senator will meet with Alan Gross. After serving five years of a 15-year prison sentence, on December 17, 2014, Alan was released from Cuba and returned to the United States. Senator Coons visited Alan while he was incarcerated in 2012. Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press. Background: http://1.usa.gov/1szRtQw

    Wednesday, January 14 — The Senator will participate in the Democratic Caucus Issues Conference. The two-day conference will feature intensive discussions about the national political and economic environment.  Baltimore, MD — Closed to press.

    Thursday, January 15 — The Senator will participate in the Democratic Caucus Issues Conference. The two-day conference will feature intensive discussions about the national political and economic environment.  Baltimore, MD — Closed to press.

    Saturday, January 17 at 9 a.m. – The Senator will deliver remarks at the Raising Kings youth conference hosted by One Village Alliance. Raising Kings is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of men and boys of color by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. P.S. du Pont Middle School, West 34th Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Chandra Pitts at 302-275-1715. 

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons November 24-26

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, November 24 at 9 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Vision To Learn event to distribute glasses to children. Vision To Learn provides free eye exams and free glasses to elementary school students in low-income communities throughout Delaware. Highlands Elementary School, 2100 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-650-7858.

    Monday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. – The Senator will speak to a group of Cub Scouts on the merits of citizenship. Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE. Closed to press.

    Tuesday, November 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator, along with University of Delaware students from the Formula Society of Automobile Engineers club, will test drive their latest race car. Senator Coons will then talk about the importance of preparing students for future manufacturing and STEM jobs currently left unfilled throughout the United States. University of Delaware STAR Campus parking lot. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-650-7858.

    Tuesday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend Norman Oliver’s 32nd Annual Turkey Drive. The Stormin’ Norman Turkey Drive is one of Delaware’s biggest and oldest Thanksgiving feeding programs. This year marks the first in which the program will expand from the city of Wilmington to across the State. Boys & Girls Club of Newark, 109 Glasgow Drive, Newark, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Thursday, November 26 at 9 a.m. – The Senator will fire the opening cannon of the Annual PNC Bank Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for MS. PNC Bank’s Thanksgiving Day race is the largest race in Delaware, 36 years running. Runners participate in 5k, 10k and non-competitive 5k races in support of care and research done by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Starting line is in front of PNC Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.  – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule for October 8 - October 12

    The Week Ahead

    Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will be awarded the Science Coalition Champion of Science award. The Science Coalition is a non-profit organization committed to sustaining federal government funding to stimulate scientific research while making America a global competitive force. University of Delaware ISE Lab Foyer, 221 Academy Street, Newark, DEOpen to press. Contact Angie Anderson at 302-540-9342.

    Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Easter Seals Annual Dinner where Governor Markell will be presented with the National Easter Seals Outstanding Advocate Award. This award is given to those who strive to enhance the quality of life amongst disabled individuals. Chase Center on the  Riverfront, Wilmington, DE 19801 – Open to press. Contact Verna Hensley at 302-221-2056.

    Thursday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m.  – The Senator will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Alder Creek apartment complex. Alder Creek is Newark’s newest affordable housing community and once completed will include 56 one- to four-bedroom apartments in 13 two-story buildings. 398 Cleveland Avenue, Alder Creek, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the 8th Annual Delaware History Makers Award Dinner honoring Ellen Kullman. The History Makers Award is granted to individuals who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Delaware. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Delaware Historical Society educational programs. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Trudy Hansen at 302-295-2392.

    Thursday, October 9 at 6:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Boy Scouts 2014 Citizen of the Year Event. For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have provided lifelong lessons to young children while demonstrating the importance of youth involvement in building a more sustainable society. Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE – Open to the press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 9 at 7:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend the anniversary celebration of the Brandywine Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited is the World’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving North America’s waterfowl habitats. Vicmead Hunt Club, Owls Nest Road, Greenville, DE – Closed to press.

    Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will speak at the Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition’s 5th Annual Delaware Devoted Dads Summit. Father involvement plays a major role in a child’s life due to its never-ending benefits. The DFFC is committed to giving fathers a voice to build positive relationships within their communities to enhance the well-being of their children. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Saturday, October 11 at 11:15 a.m. – The Senator will attend the 23rd Annual Apple Scrapple Festival. The Apple Scrapple Festival has become a major fundraising event while spreading awareness of agricultural professions across lower Delaware. The festivities include a carnival, food court, and street dance. Bridgeville, DE – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Sunday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the 11th Annual Vendemmia da Vinci Wine Festival. The Societa Da Vinci is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of the Italian Heritage. Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Sunday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend the DAABA Diwali Party. The Delaware Asian American Business Association supports the state’s retail community by supporting and proposing policy changes to support retailers. Nur Shrine, South Du Pont Highway, New Castle, DE – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - September 16-19

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. — The Senator will address the Opening Session of the Judicial Conference of the United States. The Senator, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts, will discuss the state of the U.S. Court System and the need to fill judicial vacancies. East Conference Room, Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C.

    Tuesday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will attend the Angels in Adoption Senate Pin Ceremony. The Congressional Coalition on Adoptions Institute’s Angels in Adoption Program honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families. Senator Coons will present Sherfone Johnson, a Delawarean, with an award for her work on adoption. Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

    Wednesday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. The Senator will chair a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Paul Sullivan, a Delawarean and Director of International Business Development at Acrow Bridge, will join executives from Boeing, Dow, General Electric, and others to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 2:00 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

    Wednesday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the Annual Chamber Day hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

    Wednesday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m. The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iraq. The committee will examine the United States’ strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Secretary of State John Kerry will testify. 444 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the White House Congressional Picnic. The White House, Washington, D.C.

    Thursday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Judiciary Committee business meeting. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703.

    Thursday, September 18 at 2:15 p.m. The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. The Committee will consider several ambassadorial nominations, a resolution sponsored by Senator Coons recognizing the severe threat that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and other items. S-116 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Golden Goose Award Ceremony, which recognizes scientists and engineers whose federally funded research has had a significant human and economic benefit. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

    Friday, September 19 at 7:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware State University Prayer Breakfast. DSU, MLK Student Center, Dover, DE.

    Friday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Chimes Delaware 20th Anniversary Open House. Chimes Delaware is one of the largest providers in Delaware of community services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring disabilities. Enterprise Business Park, 165 Commerce Way, Dover, DE.

    Friday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will participate in a roundtable discussion on foster care with members of the Delaware Congressional Delegation; representatives from the Delaware Department of Services to Children, Youth and their Families; and foster care providing agencies. The discussion will focus on legislative issues that impact youth in care. Department of Services to Children, Youth and their Families, 1825 Faulkland Rd., Wilmington, DE.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons September 9-13

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, September 9 at 10:50 a.m. — The Senator will meet with Neil Beahan and Mark Pruitt, Delaware Middle School and High School Principals of the Year. 123 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

    Wednesday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting with leaders from the LGBT community. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 3:30 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

    Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. The Senator will co-host a Human Rights Caucus briefing on the persecution of Iraqi minorities. Speakers from the State Department, United States Institute for Peace, Human Rights Watch, and other organizations will discuss ISIS’s human rights violations and escalation of atrocities in Syria and Iraq, and outline policy options for Congress and the Administration. 485 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. 

    Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703.

    Thursday, September 11 at 3:15 p.m. – The Senator will chair a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nominations hearing for ambassadors to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros, and Malawi. S-116 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.– Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Friday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will deliver remarks at the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association conference. Dover Downs, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. – The Senator will deliver keynote remarks at National Swearing In Day, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. Senator Coons, who serves as honorary co-chair of this event, will honor alumni and welcome more than 100 new members to AmeriCorps. Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association Parade. State Street, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association at 302-734-9390.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - August 13 to 17

    The Week Ahead

    Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will visit BASF Chemical Company to tour the facility and meet with employees. The Delaware site is a global supply point of high-performance pigments. Newport, DEClosed to press.

    Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. – The Senator will give the commencement address at the James H. Groves Adult High School Graduation Ceremony. The Groves Adult High School is a secondary school designed for adult students working toward a high school diploma. This year marks the school’s 50th anniversary. Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Friday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m. – The Senator will visit the Summer Food Service Program at Bethesda Preschool in Middletown and will distribute breakfast to students. The program provides a stable source of nutritious foods to Delaware children during the summer months while school is not in session. 116 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Friday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Change in Command Ceremony for the Dover AFB 436th Wing at Hangar 706. Colonel Richard G. Moore, Jr. will transfer command of the 436th Airlift Wing to Colonel Michael W. Grismer, Jr. Dover Air Force Base, Hangar 706, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Friday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will join Central Delaware and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity members, bankers, and civic leaders to help award $1 million in affordable housing grants to complete four Habitat projects. The grants, delivered through Fulton Bank and Wilmington Savings Fund Society, will allow community volunteers and family members to complete 17 new units of Habitat housing in four downstate neighborhoods. 24 Coleman Avenue, Frederica, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Friday, August 15 at 2:30 p.m. – The Senator will visit the Delaware State Police Forensic Firearms Unit, which plays an important role in the investigation of gun crimes in Delaware. Dover, DE – Closed to press.

    Friday, August 15 at 5:00 p.m. – The Senator will drop by a Newark Police K9 fundraising event at the University of Delaware Courtyard Marriott Hotel. The event brings together prominent community leaders to support the K9 Department fund. 400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-650-7858.

    Saturday, August 16 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will march in the 21st Annual Middletown Old-Tyme Peach Festival. Broad Street, Middletown, DE – Open to press.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons: July 22 to 26

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. The committee will consider the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006 and signed by the U.S. in 2009. S-116, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Wednesday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting with Jewish leaders. The discussion will focus on events in the Middle East as well as domestic issues important to the Jewish community. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press. 

    Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 4:00 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

    Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will hold a “pen and pad” press conference focused on legislation he’s championed to support American manufacturers, and progress to date on the Senate’s Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign. 127-A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Ian Koski at 202-224-5042.

    Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. The Committee will examine Iraq at a crossroads, focusing on options for United States policy. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Friday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend Delaware Future Farmers of America’s annual breakfast at the Delaware State FairClub House Restaurant, Harrington Fair Grounds, Harrington, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Friday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will tour the Delaware State Fair with representatives from the Small Business Administration. Harrington Fair Grounds, Harrington, DE. 

    Friday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will greet Delawareans at the Delaware State Fair until 2:30 p.m. Harrington Fair Grounds, Harrington, DE. 

    Saturday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m. – The Senator will visit the Delaware State Fair until 7 p.m. and attend fair events including the 4-H Awards Celebration. Harrington Fair Grounds, Harrington, DE. 

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