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The Senator’s Week Ahead Schedule: Feb. 25 – March 3

The Week Ahead

Monday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m. — The Senator will host a pen-and-pad discussion with reporters about the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional delegation trip he hosted last week to Africa. Senator Coons will discuss his observations and experiences during his visit to Mali, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 123 Russell Senate Office Building - Open to press.

Tuesday, February 26 at 10:20 a.m. — The Senator will speak at the ARPA-E Innovation Summit. As the premier annual event dedicated to transformative energy solutions, the ARPA-E Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move game changing technologies into the marketplace. Senator Coons’ speech at the Summit will focus on investing in the innovation that powers our economy.  Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD – Open to Press.

Wednesday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on women’s reproductive rights.  The senators will be joined by reproductive health stakeholders in holding a meeting focused on protecting a woman’s right to contraception and family planning services. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

Wednesday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. — The Senator will host a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on solutions to address our national debt. The discussion will focus on deficit reduction, job creation, and strengthening our economy. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

Wednesday, February 27 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, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting. The committee will consider five nominations. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press.

Thursday, February 28 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.

Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3 – The Senator will attend the Faith and Politics Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Led by Representative John Lewis (D-GA) this journey allows participants to visit the sites of the Civil Rights Movement and hear first-hand compelling stories of hope that emerged from the movement. The pilgrimage often includes visits to notable museums such as the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, and the Slavery and Civil War Museum. The group will also spends time visiting, reflecting, and worshipping in churches such as the 16th Street Baptist Church, Brown Chapel AME Church and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, all of which played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement. Finally, the group celebrates the anniversary of the Voting Rights March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Along the way, participants explore the implications of their experience for their leadership toward racial justice and healing. Montgomery, AL – Open to press.  

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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