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The Tappan Zee Bridge on May 13, 2014, in Tarrytown, N.Y. / Julie Jacobson, AP

President Obama travels to New York on Wednesday to talk about infrastructure and to raise campaign cash.

In the early afternoon, Obama journeys to the Tappan Zee Bridge just north of New York City to make his case for new road and bridge construction across the country.

While ugring Congress to pass a new transportation plan, Obama will also announce a new executive order designed to streamline the permitting process for federal infrastructure projects.

In the late afternoon and evening, Obama will attend fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will spend the night in New York City, where on Thursday they will help dedicate a 9/11 museum.

In his infrastructure speech, Obama will say that Congress needs to approve a new transportation plan before the Highway Trust Fund runs out of money in the fall.

"President Obama has laid out his vision for a long-term infrastructure bill that would provide certainty for our state and local partners, support millions of jobs, and position our economy for lasting growth," said a White House statement.



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