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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 11, 2002

President to Travel to Illinois, Missouri and Louisiana Next Week
Statement by the Press Secretary

      Working for America

On  Monday  and  Tuesday,  January  14-15,  President Bush will embark on a three-state tour to discuss job creation, trade, and economic security. The President  will  travel  to  Moline,  Illinois;  Aurora,  Missouri; and New Orleans,  Louisiana  to  illustrate  the path products follow from the time they  are  manufactured  until  exported.  The President will highlight the importance  of  expanding free trade to encourage job creation and economic growth, as he travels along and near the path of the Mississippi River.

In  Moline, the President will tour the John Deere Harvester Works and meet  with  employees  before  traveling  to Aurora, Missouri where he will visit  the  Missouri  Farmer's  Association Aurora Feed Mill. There he will speak  with  local  farmers and employees about the economy.  The President will then travel to Louisiana where he will tour the Port of New Orleans on Tuesday  to discuss impact of trade on the economy. The Port at New Orleans is a major port for agricultural products and machinery.

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