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President Obama to address crowd of 3,000 in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (KWWL)--  As President Barack Obama makes his way to Iowa Thursday, the health care reform debate has hit a legal hurdle in the Senate. Republicans found two minor provisions that violate budget rules late Wednesday night.  The provisions deal with Pell Grants for college students. Before the Senate can pass the measure, it must be sent back to the House for final approval. The President will have to sign the final bill.

Air Force One is expected to land at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids just after noon Thursday. From there, President Barack Obama will head to the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. That's where he launched his plan for health care reform in 2007.

He'll address a crowd of about 3,000 inside the University of Iowa Fieldhouse around 1 p.m.  He hopes to sway the public's opinion of his health care overhaul, which passed Sunday night and was signed Tuesday.

Be sure to watch KWWL for team seven coverage of the President's visit. KWWL will air his speech live over the air when it's scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. You can also participate in an online forum during his address.

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