West Wing Week 05/23/14 or, “Straight A’s? Whoa!”
This week, the President spoke on the importance of raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure, and bringing jobs and tourism back to America; invited the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks to the White House; and designated a new National Monument. The First Lady honored Brown v. Board of Education, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Romania and Cyprus.
Friday, May 16
- On Friday, the President and Vice President visited Shake Shack to sit down for lunch with local infrastructure workers.
- The First Lady traveled to Topeka, Kansas to tour the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
- Later, the First Lady met with students from Wichita State’s GEAR UP program.
- Following that, the First Lady gave a speech to graduating seniors from Topeka Public Schools.
Monday, May 19
- On Monday, President Obama dropped in on local little leaguers where he threw out the first pitch.
Tuesday, May 20
- On Tuesday, the President met with business leaders as a part of SelectUSA, an initiative that seeks to highlight why America is right for investment.
- Later that day, the President and First Lady participated in a photo shoot and sit-down interview with Parade magazine.
- Meanwhile, the Vice President and Dr. Biden arrived in Bucharest where they toured Otopeni Airbase and greeted local American and Romanian troops.
- Later, the Vice President and Dr. Biden thanked U.S. Embassy staff at a pre-Memorial Day barbeque.
Wednesday, May 21
- On Wednesday, Vice President Biden held a series of bilateral meetings, beginning with the President of Romania at Cotroceni Palace, followed by the Prime Minister of Romania at Victoria Palace.
- Later, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Cyprus.
- The President spoke to the White House Press Corps on access for veterans to the services and health care they deserve.
- Later, the President hosted the Seattle Seahawks at the White House to honor their Super Bowl victory.
- That afternoon, the President took a walk to the Department of the Interior where he designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Region a national monument.
Thursday, May 22
- On Thursday, the President traveled to Cooperstown, New York, where he spoke about the administration's travel and tourism agenda at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
- Meanwhile, the White House hosted a dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp.
- Later, the Vice President met with Cypriot leaders and Dr. Biden visited the United Nations buffer zone.