But on Monday, all eyes will be on Connecticut as the president tries to remind the country of reasons he is pushing for gun control. The last time he was in the state just two days after the 20 children and six educators were gunned down, the president assured the Newtown community that "you are not alone."
"Here in Newtown, I come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts," the president said in Newtown last December. "I can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief, that our world, too, has been torn apart, that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. We've pulled our children tight.
"And you must know that whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide," he said. "Whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it. Newtown, you are not alone."