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Today

The Schedule

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 in the morning, the President will meet with Senator Bob Casey to discuss national security issues and legislative priorities for the year ahead. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will depart Washington, DC en route Wilmington, Delaware.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:35 AM

The President meets with Senator Bob Casey

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President delivers a statement on the economy

Brady Press Briefing Room Open Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: NY Times
Radio: NPR

Yesterday

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. The President’s remarks will be pooled press. The Vice President will host a breakfast meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the Naval Observatory. 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.

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to honor the team on winning their Championship title. This event in the East Room will be open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office. 

Afterward, the President will deliver remarks at a reception for Plan Colombia, the joint effort to create a safer, more prosperous future for Colombians. The Vice President will also attend.  The President’s remarks in the East Room will be pooled press.

This evening, Dr. Biden will attend a reception celebrating the USO's 75th Anniversary. Dr. Biden will deliver remarks during the event at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, which will be open to pre-credentialed media.

All times ET

8:00 AM

The President and the First Lady attend the National Prayer Breakfast; the President delivers remarks

Washington Hilton Pooled Press In-Town Travel Pool Gather 7:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

11:40 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

1:55 PM

The President honors the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 12:15PM; Final Gather 1:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

4:20 PM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Santos of Colombia; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 3:55PM – Brady Press Briefing Room

5:15 PM

The President delivers remarks at a reception for Plan Colombia; The Vice President also attends

East Room Pooled Press Pre-Set 4:00PM; Final Gather 4:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

February 3, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life. During the visit, the President will hold a roundtable with Muslim community members and deliver remarks. The visit reiterates the importance of staying true to our core values – welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference, and protecting our nation’s tradition of religious freedom. There will be a pool spray at the top of the roundtable and travel pool coverage of the President’s remarks. The President’s departure from and arrival to the South Lawn are open press. 

In the morning, the Vice President will meet with Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri at the White House. This meeting is closed press. In the afternoon, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

All times ET

10:05 AM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 9:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

10:40 AM

The President holds a roundtable with Muslim community members

Islamic Society of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Pool Spray at the Top Out-of-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 8:40AM - Stakeout Location

12:05 PM

The President delivers remarks

Islamic Society of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Travel Pool Coverage

1:55 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 1:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

February 2, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss legislative priorities for the coming months; the Vice President will also attend. Building on the bipartisan budget agreement the President signed into law last year, they will discuss areas of cooperation for the year ahead, and opportunities for Congress to work together to deliver for the American people. This meeting in the Oval Office will be closed press. 

In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with House Speaker Paul Ryan in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press. The Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

All times ET

11:15 AM

The President meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President has lunch with House Speaker Paul Ryan

Private Dining Room Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: National Journal
Radio: AURN

February 1, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. The Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 In the afternoon, the President and Vice President meet with Administration officials serving on the White House Task Force on Cancer in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The President meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell

Oval Office Closed Press

2:00 PM

The President and the Vice President meet with Administration officials serving on the White House Task Force on Cancer

Vice President’s Ceremonial Office, Eisenhower Executive Office Building Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Media News
Radio: AP

January 31, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 11:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: McClatchy
Radio: ABC

January 30, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 11:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Huffington Post
Radio: WW1

January 29, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on the 7th Anniversary of the Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The President’s remarks in the South Court Auditorium are open press. The entire event will be livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Carter. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In the morning, the Vice President will depart Wilmington, Delaware en route New York, New York. At 1:15 PM, the Vice President will deliver remarks on the economy with Governor Andrew Cuomo. This event at the McBurney YMCA is open press. In the evening, the Vice President will depart New York, New York en route Wilmington, Delaware.

All times ET

11:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:10 PM

The President delivers remarks on the 7th Anniversary of the Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

South Court Auditorium Open Press (Pre-Set 10:00AM, Final Gather 11:45AM – Stakeout Location)

The entire event will be livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

1:15 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks on the economy with Governor Andrew Cuomo

McBurney YMCA Open Press

2:20 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Houston Chronicle
Radio: VOA

January 28, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
 
In the afternoon, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:
 
His Excellency Domingos Teixeira de Abreu Fezas Vital Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic
Her Excellency Thelma Patricia Phillip Browne Ambassador of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
His Excellency Haris Hrle Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina
His Excellency Carlos dos Santos Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique
His Highness Prince Abdullah Faisal Turki Al Saud Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
His Excellency Mohamed Siad Douale Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti
His Excellency Ratu Naivakarurubalavu Solo Mara Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji
His Excellency Wolfgang Waldner Ambassador of the Republic of Austria
His Excellency German Hugo Rojas Irigoyen Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay
His Excellency Martin Lousteau Ambassador of the Argentine Republic
His Excellency Sir Nigel Kim Darroch Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
His Excellency Grigor Hovhannissian Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia
His Excellency Joseph Benedict Hockey Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia
His Excellency Serbini Ali Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam
His Excellency Timothy John Groser Ambassador of New Zealand
 
In the evening, the President will travel to Baltimore, MD to deliver remarks and answer questions at the House Democratic Issues Conference; the Vice President will deliver remarks earlier in the day. This event will be open to pre-credentialed media and pooled for TV for the President’s remarks only. The President’s departure from and arrival to the South Lawn are open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:45 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD Open to pre-credentialed media

2:35 PM

The President participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

Oval Office Closed Press

5:50 PM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 5:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

7:10 PM

The President delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD Open to pre-credentialed media Out-of-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 4:10PM Stakeout Location

9:15 PM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 9:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: The Hill
Radio: Talk Radio
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: AFP
Radio: Talk News Radio

January 27, 2016

The Schedule

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 in the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.
 
Afterward, the President will meet with Senator Bernie Sanders.  This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.
 
In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Afterwards, the Vice President will meet with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the White House. This meeting is closed press.
 
Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in the latest installment of “Live from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with television anchors from Richmond, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Denver, Los Angeles, and Oakland to discuss the Affordable Care Act,  the importance of reducing the number of people without health insurance, and the approaching Jan. 31 deadline for 2016 Marketplace coverage. While in Washington, the local anchors will spend the day at the White House with the President’s top advisers. These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Diplomatic Room.
 
In the evening, the President will travel to the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., where he will speak at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony. The event, which takes place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, is sponsored by the Embassy of Israel in partnership with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Israel. At this ceremony, the first of its kind to be held in the United States, Yad Vashem will posthumously recognize four individuals who heroically risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis, forever demonstrating the importance of standing up to intolerance and hatred everywhere. The President’s remarks at the embassy will be pooled press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The President meets with Senator Bernie Sanders

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

2:30 PM

The President is interviewed by local television anchors participating in “Live from the White House”

Diplomatic Room

5:45 PM

The President delivers remarks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony

Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC Travel Pool Coverage Final Gather 4:55PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Hearst Newspapers
Radio: Sirius XM