(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama met privately with several Americans involved in the Chilean mine rescue efforts despite cancelling scheduled remarks at the Rose Garden Thursday.
The president met with representatives from NASA, Schramm, Inc., Center Rock Inc., Layne Christensen Company, Geotec Boyles Bros., S.A. and Aramark inside the Oval Office.
“We had a very good chat with him about everything that happened down there,” said James Stefanic of Layne Christensen Company. “He congratulated everybody on the great rescue mission down there and was very proud that we were down there dong this job and rescued all 33 miners life.”
Initial remarks at the Rose Garden were cancelled by the White House “due to a schedule change.”
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