The designation gives communities an advantage in applying for grants, and special access to federal employees who act as guides through federal bureaucracy.
Obama is focused on November's presidential election. Experts say his words may not make much of an impact on Hoosier voters.
President Obama may be barred from running for another term but his remarks in Elkhart Wednesday were as much as campaign speech as anything else.
A limited number of tickets will be distributed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Concord Community High School's McCuen Gym in Elkhart.
President Obama will participate in a town hall meeting on June 1. It will be Obama's third trip to Elkhart County since becoming president.
During his visit, Obama has stressed his commitment to improve relations between the two nations.
The proposal includes $910 million for “cooperative agreements” with states to potentially lower the cost of treatment and increase its accessibility.
Rep. Luke Messer (R-Indiana) says the President's move to expand background checks will be challenged, possibly even by members of the Democratic party.
A group of 27 governors wants the federal government to suspend the program until it completes an "exhaustive review of all security measures."
President Obama announced Tuesday that administration officials have reached a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions.