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It's back on: Obama reschedules Schenectady trip

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The president's trip to Schenectady has been rescheduled for Friday, January 21.

Remember the trip the president was supposed to make to visit a GE battery facility? And how it was postponed to a later date?  Well, we know the later date now: Friday, January 21.

From a release from the White House Office of Media Affairs:

President Obama’s trip to Schenectady, New York, to visit the birthplace of General Electric has been rescheduled for Friday, January 21. The site is home to GE’s largest energy division, including steam turbines, generators, wind and solar, and the future home of GE’s advanced battery manufacturing facility. The President will tour the site with GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and he will make remarks on the importance of growing the economy and making America more competitive by investing in jobs, innovation and clean energy. The GE plant in Schenectady is a direct beneficiary of GE’s power turbine deal with India announced during the President’s trip last November. More details, including media credentialing information, will be released as they become available.

The Hill reports that the trip is a sign that things are returning to normal after last weekend's tragic shooting:

The event comes as the normal business of politics is expected to resume in the nation's capital. House Republicans announced Friday they will hold a vote to repeal the healthcare reform law next Wednesday.

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