President's Schedule - October 15, 2013

At 8:00 AM, the Vice President will meet for breakfast with participants in the U.S.-China Track II Strategic Dialogue chaired by former Secretary Henry Kissinger and former State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan at the Hay Adams Hotel.  This meeting is closed press. Later in the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Later, the President will conduct interviews with three local television anchors at the White House about how the government shutdown has affected their communities and how an economic shutdown would be even worse.  The interviews are embargoed until 5:00pm EDT.

In the afternoon, the President will award William Swenson, a former active duty Army Captain, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  Captain Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Embedded Trainer and Mentor of the Afghan National Security Forces with Afghan Border Police Mentor Team, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009. The Vice President and First Lady will also attend. The President’s remarks in the East Room are open press. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with members of the House Democratic Leadership.  Leader Pelosi and Congressmen Hoyer, Clyburn, Becerra, Crowley, Israel and Van Hollen will attend the meeting.  There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of the meeting. Later, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

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Tuesday, October 15 2013

All Times ET
10:15 am
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
11:40 am
The President conducts regional television interviews
Diplomatic Room
Closed Press
2:10 pm
The President awards Captain William Swenson, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor; the Vice President and the First Lady also attend
East Room
Open Press
Pre-Set 12:00PM—Final Gather 1:40PM—North Doors of the Palm Room
3:15 pm
The President meets with members of the House Democratic Leadership
Oval Office
Pool Spray at the Top
Stills only
4:30 pm
The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel
Oval Office
Closed Press
In-Town
Pool Call Time: 
9:30AM
Wires: 
AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: 
AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: 
FOX
Print: 
New York Times
Radio: 
Talk Radio