Before the sun rose Monday morning, dozens of people were already waiting in line for free tickets to see the President speak Tuesday afternoon. Free tickets for the President's speech were distributed at 11 a.m. Monday. They ran out of tickets only an hour later.
The President is scheduled to speak at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Due to limited event space, the White House issued a limited number of tickets, which were distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.
Obama is expected to arrive at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora Monday morning. There will be several traffic detours as the President makes his way from the air force base to the high school.
During his speech the President is expected to promote his American Jobs Act proposal that is currently waiting approval in the U.S. Senate.
The bill proposes a $25-billion investment in upgrades to modernize infrastructure in at least 35,000 public schools nationwide. The White House issued a statement saying the investment will create jobs while modernizing classrooms to meet 21st century needs.
The bill faces a hostile reception on Capitol Hill, particularly because Obama wants to pay for it with tax increases opposed by Republicans.
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