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Vice President Biden and Representatives Granger and Lowey to be Honored for Championing U.S. Global Leadership

Broad Coalition of Business, Military and Faith-Based Leaders Honor Them for Stewardship of U.S. International Affairs Programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 12, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will pay tribute to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Representatives Kay Granger and Nita M. Lowey for their long-standing commitment to America's global leadership and their strong support of U.S. development and diplomacy programs. Co-chaired by Marillyn A. Hewson, CEO and President of Lockheed Martin Corporation, and H. Melvin Ming, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, the event brings together USGLC's diverse collection of businesses, nonprofits and NGOs, and military and faith-based leaders committed to strengthening America's engagement in the world. Senator John McCain will present the tribute to Vice President Biden.

This event is open to media.

Who: The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
The Honorable Kay Granger, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations
The Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee
The Honorable John McCain, U.S. Senator
Marillyn A. Hewson, CEO and President of Lockheed Martin Corporation
H. Melvin Ming, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop

What: A Tribute to Champions of U.S. Global Engagement Programs

When: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Program begins at 7:00 PM
Camera/Equipment Pre-Set: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Restricted Access: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Press Arrival Time: 5:30 PM
Final Media Access Time: 6:30 PM
Press must RSVP to:

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Where: The Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

SOURCE U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

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