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President Obama set to visit Columbus this week

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Less than a week after President Barack Obama pitched his elaborate job plan to a joint-session of Congress, the president will visit Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday to speak about jobs and the economy.

The speech Obama gave on Thursday evening asked Congress to pass the bill to add jobs in construction, teaching and transportation.

The $447 billion bill, dubbed the American Jobs Act, would raise taxes for the upper class and pay for itself through spending cuts over the next year. Obama called the bill a joint effort from bipartisan lawmakers.

Ohio State College Republicans did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s requests for comment.

Obama will visit Columbus to promote the American Jobs Act on Tuesday, according to a White House press release.

The press release said the purpose of his bill is “to grow the economy and create jobs.”

Obama will then travel to the Raleigh Durham (N.C.) on Wednesday for the same reason.

Details on the location of his visit to Columbus have not been released as of Sunday evening.

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