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White House Schedule - June 13, 2012
At 1:30 PM, the Vice President will chair a regular meeting of senior officials to assess progress in Iraq.
In the afternoon, the President will sign S. 3261, Contract Awards for Large Air Tankers. The bill will support our nation's ability to fight wildfires by enabling the Forest Service to accelerate the contracting of the next generation of air tankers for wildfire suppression. The importance of this bill is underscored by ongoing efforts by the federal government to support state and local partners currently battling fires in a number of Western states. To help fight these damaging fires, federal agencies have made approximately 5,000 firefighters available to aid in efforts to suppress and contain the fires and the Forest Service has 16 large air tankers and one very large air tanker available immediately for wildfire suppression. The bill will allow the Forest Service to leverage the new air tankers in future wildfire responses, bolstering resources they rely on today. There will be a stills only pool spray of the bill signing.
In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will attend a campaign event in Washington, DC. This event at The W Hotel is closed press.
At 5:00 PM, the Vice President will host a reception for the Motion Picture Association of America and Administration officials at the Naval Observatory.
In the evening, the President will award Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner at the White House in the East Room. The First Lady, the Vice President, Secretary Clinton, and former President Clinton, will also attend. An ardent advocate for Israel's security and for peace, Shimon Peres was elected the ninth President of Israel in 2007. Through his life and work, he has strengthened the unbreakable bonds between Israel and the United States. During the dinner, the President and President Peres will each give a toast. The presentation of the Medal of Freedom and the toast remarks, as well as the entertainment, are pooled press.
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
Local Event Time:12:30 PM EDT
Press Briefing Room
The Vice President attends a regular meeting of senior officials to assess progress in Iraq
Local Event Time:1:30 PM EDT
The White House
The President signs S. 3261, Contract Awards for Large Air Tankers
Local Event Time:1:40 PM EDT
Stills Only, Final Gather 1:30PM – Brady Press Briefing Room
The President and Vice President hold a bilateral meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel
Local Event Time:3:20 PM EDT
The President attends a campaign event
Local Event Time:4:40 PM EDT
The W Hotel
In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 4:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room
The Vice President hosts a reception for the Motion Picture Association of America and Administration officials
Local Event Time:5:00 PM EDT
The President awards Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner at the White House; The President and President Peres deliver toasts; The First Lady and the Vice President also attend
Local Event Time:7:10 PM EDT
Pre-set 4:00PM – Gather Time 6:55PM – North Doors of the Palm Room, **Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**
The President, the First Lady, and the Vice President attend a reception with President Peres
Local Event Time:8:30 PM EDT
Gather Time 8:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room, **Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**