The Presidential Planner

Jul 9, 2010 7:21am

From Sunlen Miller

President Obama wakes up this morning in Las Vegas after his day yesterday spent in Kansas City and then campaigning last night for Nevada Sen. Harry Reid.

In the late morning, the president will deliver remarks on the economy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

As he did yesterday during a speech at an electric truck manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Mr. Obama will discuss how new private sector investments in the clean energy industry generate jobs and promote economic growth. 

Today, the president will focus on solar power and is expected to call on Congress to act on a $5 billion expansion of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit. 

"When we announced the program last year, it was such a success that we had nearly four times as many worthy requests as we had tax credits," a White House official said. "Providing an additional $5 billion in Manufacturing Tax Credits will not only help leverage an additional $12 billion in private capital investment in ready projects, but also create tens of thousands of additional clean energy manufacturing jobs across the country."

After his speech, Mr. Obama will return to Washington, DC, in the evening.

-Sunlen Miller

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