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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: April 14 to April 17

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will visit the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk with members of the Delaware Small Business Administration. As winter finally comes to a close, Delaware’s beach season is fast approaching. The SBA will provide the Senator with a walking tour of the area, highlighting new businesses that are growing or seeking assistance through the SBA’s resources. Rehoboth Beach, DE – Open to press. Contact Jennifer S. Pilcher (SBA) at 302-573-6294x222.

    Monday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m. – The Senator will visit the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Indian River Inlet with Capt. Kathy Moore, Commander, Sector DE Bay. The Senator will tour the station and meet with active duty USCG men and women. 39373 Inlet Rd. Rehoboth Beach, DE – Closed to press. 

    Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend and speak at the 58th Annual Delmarva Poultry Industry Booster Banquet. Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Ave, Salisbury, MD – Open to press. Contact Lori Morrow at morrow@dpichicken.com  

    Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 a.m. – The Senator will speak at Glasgow High School while attending a World Cultures class on Africa. He will address the class of 30 Junior ROTC students about current affairs on the continent and how the U.S plays a role in different regions. 1901 S. College Ave, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Major Barry Horton at HORTONB@christina.k12.de.us

    Thursday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the grand opening of popdot event. popdot is a large output printing/graphics company and will employ young people from Wilmington’s West End. 1010 North Union Street, Wilmington DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054. 

    Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will host a Bronze Star Medal Ceremony for David Strawbridge. David is receiving the Bronze Star for his activities in Afghanistan from the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Air Force. 1105 North Market St. Suite 100, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054 or David Strawbridge at 302-562-9665.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: April 7 to April 13

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m. – The Senator will co-host the annual Congressional Youth Conference with members of the Delaware Congressional delegation. More than 70 Delaware high school juniors and seniors will join the Congressional delegation for breakout sessions on cybersecurity, leadership through service, and digital media’s impact on news. Delaware State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Monday, April 7 at 11:15 a.m. – The Senator will visit Poly Technical High School to tour the school, visit with students, and eat lunch at the school’s student-run restaurant, the Looking Glass. Poly Technical High School, 823 Walnut Shade Rd, Woodside, DE  – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Tuesday, April 8 at 2:30 p.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. 

    Wednesday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will address 4-H youth and leaders at the 4-H Congressional Breakfast honoring program alumni. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, committed to empowering youth of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

    Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and the impact on consumers. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703. 

    Wednesday, April 9 at 12:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at a Sickle Cell/Lung Disease Briefing hosted by the NIH Lung and Blood Institute and the American Thoracic Society. SVC 210-12 Capitol Visitors Center, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

    Wednesday, April 9 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, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will speak at an event on trade-secret theft hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and CREATE. Senator Coons will discuss the challenge of trade secrets theft, identify solutions, and discuss best practices. 592 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

    Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on the FY 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Commerce. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will testify. 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Appropriations Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010. 

    Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on International Development Priorities in FY 2015 Budget. USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will testify. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Thursday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the 2014 National Make a Difference Day Awards Luncheon.  The event will honor America’s top volunteers and special guests who inspire volunteerism across the nation. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

    Friday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend Teach Children to Save Day, an event led by the Delaware Banker’s Association as part of a national effort to educate elementary school children about financial literacy. Senator Coons will join representatives from Delaware banks who will be volunteering at local schools to teach lessons on personal finance. Shortlidge Elementary School, 100 W 18th St, Wilmington DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Friday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will host the second in a series of roundtable discussions entitled, “Winning the Fight Against Urban Unemployment” with a focus on generating actionable ideas for solving the problem locally and legislatively. Goodwill, 300 Lea Blvd, Wilmington DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will deliver keynote remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Greater Lewes Foundation. The GLF will present its annual Community Service awards during the meeting. Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Saturday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Annual Gala for Exceptional Care for Children. Chase Center, Wilmington, DE.

    Sunday April 13 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Homecoming Ceremony for the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. The unit’s 324 members have served in Afghanistan since June 2013. Delaware State University Alumni Stadium, 1200 North DuPont Hwy, Dover DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: March 31 to April 6

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will chair a Judiciary Committee hearing on nominations. The committee will consider four nominations for District Judge. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703.

    Tuesday, April 1 at 2:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. The committee will consider several treaties on the avoidance of double taxation of income earned by U.S. residents working abroad, as well as a resolution on the humanitarian crisis in Syria. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on the need for commonsense drug sentencing reform. Delaware Public Defender Brendan O’Neill will join Senator Coons for the discussion. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, April 2 at 11:15 a.m. – The Senator will speak on the Senate floor with Senator Angus King (I-Maine) in support of legislation to create a national network of manufacturing innovation hubs. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery. Note: Time is tentative. Watch a live webcast here: http://www.coons.senate.gov/floor/

    Wednesday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and the implementation of Iran sanctions. 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Appropriations Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010.

    Wednesday, April 2 at 3:00 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, April 3 at 10:00 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, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 5:00 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery. 

    Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. The Senator will deliver remarks at the Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering (FAME)’s 3rd Annual National Robotics Day. Established by the DuPont Company in 1977, FAME sponsors programs to promote opportunities for women and minorities in science and engineering. Barclay’s Bank, 125 S. West Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Chonnie Blair at 267-975-3355.

    Saturday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.  – The Senator will deliver remarks at a weatherization education event hosted by Delaware Interfaith Power and Light. The event is designed to empower residents of West Center City Wilmington to save on their electric bills by becoming more efficient in their energy usage. Temple United Church, 602 North Washington Street, Wilmington, DE. – Open to press. Contact John Sykes at 302-703-7086.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: March 24 to March 30

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, March 25 at 3:50 p.m. – The Senator will attend a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch on the budgets for the Capitol Police, Senate Sergeant at Arms, and Secretary of the Senate. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer, and Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson will testify. 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Appropriations Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010. 

    Wednesday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting with Hispanic business leaders and local chambers of commerce. Topics for discussion will include job creation and strengthening the economy. Maria Cabrera, Wilmington City Council Member At-Large will join Senator Coons for the discussion. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, March 26 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.

    Wednesday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing entitled “Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.” Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson will testify. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Thursday, March 27 at 9:45 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, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will chair a hearing of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs entitled “Powering Africa's Future: Examining the Power Africa Initiative.” The hearing will examine questions surrounding Power Africa’s scope, implementation and sustainability as an important tool in the fight against energy poverty. The committee will hear testimony from witnesses including USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast and OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Jamie Serlin at 202-224-5042.

    Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at a meeting on judicial nominations hosted by the Committee for a Fair Judiciary. Senator Coons is chair of Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts. S-120, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: March 10 to March 14

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will host his third annual Opportunity: Africa Conference with keynote speaker President Bill Clinton. The conference links Delaware businesses, faith communities and individuals with top experts on Africa, providing insight on trade opportunities and issues like human rights, sustainable development, food security, and global health. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will speak at the Judicial Conference of the United States. He will discuss his work to ensure full staffing of the courts as well as legislation he introduced to create 91 new judgeships to relieve overburdened courts. 1 First Street NE, Supreme Court Building, East Conference Room, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Tuesday, March 11 at 2:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. The committee will consider legislation to address the crisis in Ukraine. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Tuesday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend an Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch hearing on the FY2015 budget requests for the CBO and the GAO. GAO Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro and CBO Director Dr. Douglas Elmendorf will testify. 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Appropriations Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010. 

    Tuesday, March 11 at 5:15 p.m. – The Senator will speak at a Senate Chicken Caucus reception with representatives from the National Chicken Council Executive Committee who are in town for their annual meeting. Senator Coons is the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Chicken Caucus. Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 209-08, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting with women CEOs. Topics for the discussion will include job creation, STEM education, and fostering women’s leadership. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, March 12 at 9:45 a.m. – The Senator will testify about his FAST Voting Act at a Senate Rules Committee Hearing entitled Election Administration: Innovation, Administrative Improvements, and Cost Savings. The FAST Voting act would create a competitive grant program to encourage states to aggressively pursue election reform. 301 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact the Rules Committee at 202-224-6352.

    Wednesday, March 12 at 11:20 a.m. – The Senator will speak at a meeting with the Delaware League of Local Governments. The DLLG is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of city, town, village, and county governments that works to improve and assist local governments through legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels. Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 215, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

    Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 2:30 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery. 

    Wednesday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend an Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s FY2015 budget request. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson will testify. 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Appropriations Committee’s Vince Morris at 202-224-1010. 

    Wednesday, March 12 at 3:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on national security & foreign policy priorities in the FY2015 International Affairs Budget. Secretary of State John Kerry will testify. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. – The Senator will speak at a meeting with U.S. ambassadors to sub-Saharan Africa. Senator Coons will discuss his work and priorities in the Africa Subcommittee with ambassadors gathered for the Annual Chiefs of Mission Conference. State Department, Dean Acheson Auditorium, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Thursday, March 13 at 9:30 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, March 13 at 6:45 p.m. – The Senator will attend a dinner discussion hosted by No Labels with guest Bill Gates and moderator David Brooks. G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Friday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware State Education Association Celebration of Leadership Reception. Dover Downs, Dover, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change. 

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: March 3 to March 7

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the 22nd Annual Sussex County Science Fair. The mission of the SCSF is to promote interest in science and scientific investigation for young people. The fair gives students the opportunity to pursue innovation and showcase their skills in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. Sussex Academy for the Arts and Sciences, 21150 Airport Rd., Georgetown, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Monday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will visit with Polytech High School students, teachers, and administrators and tour classrooms to learn more about what teachers are doing to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Polytech High School, 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Monday, March 3 at 8:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Whitehall Neck Sportsman Club's Wild Game DinnerLeipsic Volunteer Fire Company, 318 Main Street, Dover, DE.

    Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will speak about manufacturing jobs at the American Small Manufacturers Coalition ‘Hill Day’ Opening Reception. The reception will kick off ASMC’s annual ‘Hill Day’ event and celebrate attendees’ manufacturing achievements. Senator Coons will discuss his work to grow American manufacturing as the leader of the Senate’s Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign. Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 212-10, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press. 

    Wednesday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee working coffee with the Dalai Lama. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, March 5 at 11:40 a.m. –The Senator will attend a Budget Committee hearing on the President’s FY2015 Budget. OMB Director Sylvia Burwell will testify. 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Senate Budget Committee’s Eli Zupnick at 202-224-5398.

    Wednesday, March 5 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, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Judiciary Committee business meeting226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703.

    Thursday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing entitled Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East. The committee will hear testimony from Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet,  and others. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Friday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m. - The Senator will attend the annual state-wide SkillsUSA competition with participants from all of Delaware’s vocational-technical schools. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Competition winners will go on to compete at the National SkillsUSA event in June. Hogdson Vo-Tech High School, 2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Friday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. - The Senator will co-host the Delaware delegation’s New Castle County job fair. The fair, which will bring together over 70 employers with hundreds of jobs to fill, will also offer workshops on applying for federal jobs (10 a.m.) and a motivational seminar by S. Renee Smith (11 a.m.). The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054. 

    Friday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. - The Senator will keynote the Port of Wilmington Maritime Society's luncheon. Senator Coons will discuss his work to support investment in the port and the ongoing Delaware River deepening project. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: February 24 to March 2

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will co-host a grant-writing workshop with the Delaware congressional delegation. The U.S. Department of Commerce, United Way, and more than 20 grantor agencies will conduct workshops for local businesses and non-profits. Delaware State University, MLK Jr. Student Center, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE. – Open to press. Contact Albert Shields at 302-561-5043.

    Tuesday, February 25 at 9:25 a.m. – The Senator will participate in a panel discussion on energy innovation at the ARPA-E Innovation Summit. The summit brings together thought leaders in academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and advance energy technology innovation. Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. – Open to press. Apply for a press pass here: http://bit.ly/MJgHxs

    Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m. –The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on rebuilding the middle class with key members of the business community. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, February 26 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.

    Thursday, February 27 at 2:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Great Lakes Region. The committee will hear testimony from witnesses including U.S. Special Envoy Russell D. Feingold, Former U.S. Ambassador to the DRC Roger Meece, Dr. Raymond Gilpin of the National Defense University, and Ben Affleck, Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 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, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at a Senate Law Enforcement Caucus and House Victims’ Rights Caucus joint briefing on children’s advocacy centers and the Victims of Child Abuse Act. The briefing will focus on the important role trained forensic Interviewers and multi-disciplinary teams play in supporting law enforcement and child victims. SVC 212-10, U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Jamie Serlin at 202-224-6683.

    Friday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the investiture ceremony for Leo E. Strine, Jr. for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. New Castle County Courthouse, Courtroom No. 8B, 500 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE.

    Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. – The Senator will stop by the 2013-2014 Wilmington Heart Ball hosted by the American Heart Association. The annual fundraiser celebrates AHA’s mission, work, donors, and the lives saved and improved by cardiovascular research and programs supported by the organization. Chase Center, Wilmington Riverfront, Wilmington, DE.

    Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. – The Senator will stop by the Delaware Community Foundation's Chips for Charity Event. Proceeds from the event support Next Gen North grants for programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education. Blue Ball Barn, 1914 West Park Drive, Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE.

    Sunday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the AIPAC Policy Conference Leadership Lunch. Senator Coons will participate in a moderated conversation about his support for Israel and the impact that AIPAC has in strengthening the U.S.- Israel relationship. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C– Open to press. Apply for a press pass here: http://bit.ly/1gSIIxm

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: February 17 to February 21

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a meeting with key leaders of the Delaware Poultry Industry to discuss the new farm bill, access to agriculture financing, infrastructure and transportation. Georgetown, DE – Closed to press.

    Tuesday, February 18 at 11:30 a.m. – The Senator will meet with Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit and local farmers and members of the Farm Service Agency. MAFC is one of the primary lenders to agriculture on the East Coast. Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, 20816 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE – Closed to press.

    Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will hold a media availability to discuss the recently passed farm bill and his legislation to explore an insurance program to assist poultry growers during uncertain economic times. The provision commissions a pair of studies on the feasibility of insurance programs to protect America’s poultry growers from catastrophic loss, such as disease outbreaks, and from bankruptcies of poultry integrators. Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, 20816 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE ­– Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will tour the Frankford Station of the Maryland-Delaware Railroad Company. The short-line railroad operates over 120 miles of track on the Delmarva Peninsula and ships grain products, fertilizer, plastic, lumber, paper products, wax, steel, and more. Intersection of Feather Lane and Pepper Road, Frankford, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will host the first in a series of roundtable discussions entitled, “Winning the Fight Against Urban Unemployment” with a focus on generating actionable ideas for solving the problem locally and legislatively. 1105 Market Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054.

    Thursday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will announce a new manufacturing bill to boost STEM education and skills training. The bill would award grants to universities designated as ‘manufacturing universities,’ to help better align educational offerings with the needs of modern manufacturers. The Senator will be joined by University of Delaware Provost Domenico Grasso, Dean of Engineering Dr. Tunde Ogunnaike, and Vice-Provost for Engineering Dr. Charles G. Riordan. Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, 221 Academy St, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054. 

    Thursday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m. – The Senator will deliver remarks at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Zoup! in Wilmington, a new soup cafe opened with the investment of the SBA and Applied Bank. 4715 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-573-6054. 

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: February 11 to February 16

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, February 11 at 10:15 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Budget Committee hearing on the Budget and Economic Outlook for Fiscal Years 2014-2024. Congressional Budget Office Director Dr. Douglas Elmendorf will testify. 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Senate Budget Committee’s Eli Zupnick at 202-224-5398.

    Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the 11th Annual Friends of National Service Awards reception hosted by Voices for National Service and accept the Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award. East Hall, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Jessica Borchert at 202-331-0233 or Jessica@blueenginemedia.com.

    Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the TechVoice Champion Awards Dinner and accept the 2014 TechVoice Champion Award, which recognizes members of Congress for their support of pro-innovation and pro-growth policies. TechVoice is a partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Lana Sansur at 301-765-9816 or lsansur@comptia-agent.org.

    Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend Congressional Dialogues on Great American Presidents, featuring David McCullough, author of John Adams. Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First Street SE, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

    Wednesday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m. –The Senator will attend a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on green jobs. The Senator’s guest will be Eric Teather, president of New Castle-based White Optics, which manufactures light-efficiency enabling materials for light fixture manufacturers and designers. Discussion items include energy, the environment, manufacturing, and job creation. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, February 12 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, February 13 at 10:00 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, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing entitled Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East. The committee will hear testimony from witnesses including Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule: February 3 to February 9

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, February 4 at 10:15 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Judiciary Committee hearing on Preventing Data Breaches and Combating Cybercrime. Witnesses include Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and representatives from Target Corporation and The Neiman Marcus Group. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703. 

    Tuesday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iran. The committee will hear testimony from witnesses including Wendy Sherman, State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs and David S. Cohen, Treasury Department Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financing. 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Tuesday, February 4 at 12:00 p.m. The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. The committee will consider two resolutions and several diplomatic nominations. S-116, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Wednesday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m – The Senator will attend the Senate Democratic Issues Conference. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will address senators at the annual policy conference. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m – The Senator will attend the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner. Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 

    Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 a.m – The Senator will attend the 62nd National Prayer Breakfast. Pastor Anthony Wallace of Crossroad Christian Church in Dover will attend as the Senator’s guest. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

    Thursday, February 6 at 10:00 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.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change. 

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