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Rochester's mayor heading to Washington

Rochester, N.Y. -- Mayor Lovely Warren is heading to Washington again.

Rochesters mayor will be in D.C. Wednesday and Thursday.

The mayors office said Warrens visit will include a private meeting with Vice President Joe Biden to advocate for Rochester and talk about strategies to close the middle-skills gap and put more people back to work in advanced manufacturing.

Biden was in Rochester Jan. 29. He spoke at MCCs Applied Technologies Center about helping more people access good-paying, living-wage jobs.

"I look forward to having a more robust and in-depth discussion with the vice president and other leading members of the president's administration about the role Washington can play, and how we can work together to find the best way to move Rochester forward," said Warren.

Warren is also scheduled to meet with the secretary of labor, housing and urban development secretary, senior policy advisor for urban affairs and economic mobility, and a member of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Monroe Community College President Anne Kress and Tyrone Reaves, president of TruForm Manufacturing, will join Warren for several of the meetings.

Warren will also attend a Black History Month event at the vice president's residence.

Thursday evening, Warren has been invited by President Obama to the launch of "My Brother's Keeper," a significant new effort to bolster the lives of young minority men whose lives are disproportionately affected by poverty and prison.

Since taking office, this will be Warrens third visit to Washington, D.C.

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