Obama to embark on four-city tour after State of the Union

January 27, 2014
President Obama speaks during a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) President Obama speaks during a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

President Obama will travel to four cities on Jan. 29 and 30 to highlight his efforts to revive the economy, according to White House officials.

After delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama will devote the next two days visiting Glenarden, Md., Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Nashville to reinforce his speech's central economic message.

"With some action on all our parts, we can help more jobseekers find work, and more working Americans find the economic security they deserve," White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in an e-mail to supporters Sunday, adding that after the tour the president would return "to the White House to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed."

The president will kick off the tour at the Costco Wholesale store at the Woodmore Towne Centre in Glenarden, Prince George's County, speaking at approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday.

Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post's White House bureau chief, covering domestic and foreign policy as well as the culture of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. She is the author of two books—one on sharks, and another on Congress, not to be confused with each other—and has worked for the Post since 1998.
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