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April 13, 2015

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 and National Security Advisor Susan Rice will attend a meeting with leaders of American Jewish organizations. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room 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 local television anchors from Columbus, Harrisburg, Madison, Portland and Sioux Falls to discuss the importance of middle class economics. While in Washington, the local anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers. These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Diplomatic Reception Room.

Afterward, the President will meet with Jewish community leaders. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

The Oval Office Closed Press

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

12:30 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the 2015 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

The Washington Hilton Hotel Open Press

1:45 PM

The President attends a meeting with leaders of American Jewish organizations

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

2:25 PM

The President is interviewed by local news anchors participating in "Live from the White House"

Diplomatic Room

4:45 PM

The President meets with Jewish community leaders

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

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

April 10, 2015

The Schedule

On Friday morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama at the Hotel RIU. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

In the afternoon, the President participates in a multilateral meeting SICA Presidents. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting. Following this meeting, the President will attend and deliver remarks at the CEO Summit of the Americas. There will be pool coverage of this meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the Civil Society Forum at the Hotel El Panama. The President’s remarks are open press. Following his remarks, the President will participate in a roundtable with civil society leaders. There will be a travel pool spray at the top.

In the evening, the President will participate in the Summit of Americas arrival ceremony at the ATLAPA Convention Center. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the arrival. Following arrival, the President will participate in the inauguration ceremony of the Summit of the Americas. There will be pooled coverage of the ceremony.

Later in the evening, the President will participate in an official leaders’ photo at Panama Viejo. There will be a pool spray of this photo. Afterward, the President will attend a leaders’ dinner. There will be travel pool coverage of the cultural performance and toast.

Following the dinner, the President will remain overnight in Panama City, Panama.

All times ET

11:30 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama

RIU Hotel - Panama City Travel Pool Spray At the Bottom

11:45 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ricardo Zuniga

Press Filing Center at the InterContinental Hotel

2:00 PM

The President holds a multi-lateral meeting with SICA Presidents

RIU Hotel - Panama City Travel Pool Spray At the Top

2:15 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks and participates in a roundtable discussion on workforce development and investing in job-training programs

Pacific Gas & Electric Service Center - Oakland Open Press

3:25 PM

The President participates in the CEO Summit of the Americas

RIU Hotel - Panama City Travel Pool Coverage

5:00 PM

The President delivers remarks at the Civil Society Forum

Hotel El Panama - Panama City Open Press

5:45 PM

The President participates in a roundtable with Civil Society Leaders

Hotel El Panama - Panama City Travel Pool Spray At the Top

7:50 PM

The President participates in the Summit of Americans arrival ceremony

ATLAPA Convention Center - Panama City Pre-set Pool Coverage

8:00 PM

The President attends the inauguration ceremony of the Summit of Americas arrival ceremony

ATLAPA Convention Center - Panama City Travel Pool Coverage

9:05 PM

The President participates in an Official Leaders' Photo

Panama Viejo - Panama City Travel Pool Spray

9:15 PM

The President attends a Leaders' Dinner

Panama Viejo - Panama City Travel Pool Coverage For the Cultural Performance and Toast

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Tribune
Radio: NPR

April 9, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will arrive at Jamaica House and participate in a guest book signing. There will be pre-set and travel pool coverage of the arrival and guest book signing. Afterward, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will take an official family photo with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders. There will be pool coverage of the photo. The President will then participate in a meeting with CARICOM at the University of the West Indies. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.

Afterward, the President will participate in a town hall with young leaders. The town hall is open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at National Heroes’ Park War Memorial. There will be pre-set and travel pool coverage of the arrival and wreath laying at National Heroes’ Park War Memorial. The President will then depart Kingston, Jamaica en route Panama City, Panama. The departure from Norman Manley International Airport and the arrival at Tocumen International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President arrives at Jamaica House

Jamaica House - Kingston Travel Pool Coverage

10:35 AM

The President participates in a guest book signing

Jamaica House - Kingston Travel Pool Coverage

10:45 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica

Jamaica House - Kingston Travel Pool Spray At the Bottom

12:30 PM

The Vice President delivers an address on U.S. policy in Iraq

The National Defense University - Washington D.C. Open Press

1:05 PM

The President takes an official family photo with CARICOM

University of the West Indies - Kingston Travel Pool Coverage

1:20 PM

The President holds a meeting with CARICOM

University of the West Indies - Kingston Travel Pool Spray At the Top

3:30 PM

The President holds a town hall with young leaders

University of the West Indies - Kingston Open to pre-credentialed media

5:10 PM

The President arrives National Heroes' Park War Memorial

National Heroes' Park War Memorial - Kingston Travel Pool Coverage

5:15 PM

The President participates in a wreath laying ceremony

National Heroes' Park War Memorial - Kingston Travel Pool Coverage

6:00 PM

The President departs Jamaica en route Panama City, Panama

Norman Manley International Airport

7:45 PM

The President arrives in Panama City, Panama

Tocumen International Airport - Panama City Travel Pool Coverage

8:25 PM

The President meets with Embassy personnel and families

Westin Playa Bonita - Panama City Closed Press

10:00 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

San Francisco Closed Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: New York Times
Radio: NPR

April 8, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with his national security team to receive an update on efforts to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa. This meeting in the Situation Room is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will depart the White House en route Kingston, Jamaica. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Norman Manley International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

11:10 AM

The President meets with Secretary of State Kerry; the Vice President also attends

The Oval Office Closed Press

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

1:50 PM

The President meets with his national security team to receive an update on efforts to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa

The Situation Room Closed Press

4:35 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 4:20PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

4:50 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Kingston, Jamaica

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 3:30PM - Virginia Gate

8:35 PM

The President arrives in Jamaica

Norman Manley International Airport Travel Pool Coverage

9:30 PM

The President meets with Embassy personnel and families

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel - Kingston Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Daily Beast
Radio: WW1
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 3:30PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: New York Times
Radio: NPR

April 7, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will host an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. Christian leaders from across the country will join the President at this breakfast to pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter. This event in the East Room will be pooled press.

Later 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 and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a roundtable at Howard University where he will discuss the impacts of climate change on public health and steps the Administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on our communities. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

All times ET

9:30 AM

The President hosts an Easter Prayer Breakfast; the Vice President also attends

East Room Pooled Press Pre-set at 7:50AM and Final Gather at 9:00AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

11:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:15 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks at a housing affordability conference

Department of Housing and Urban Development Open Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

2:35 PM

The President participates in a roundtable discussing the impacts of climate change on public health

Howard University - Washington D.C. Pooled Press In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 1:45PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 8:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Daily Beast
Radio: VOA

April 6, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling, and Easter egg rolling. The President and First Lady’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President and the First Lady attend the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll and deliver remarks

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Remarks: Pre-set 9:00AM; Final Gather 10:00AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 8:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: BuzzFeed
Radio: Talk Radio

April 3, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will hold a roundtable on clean energy and discuss the importance of clean energy jobs at Hill Air Force Base. There will be a pool spray at the top of the roundtable, and the President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

Afterward, the President will depart Salt Lake City, Utah en route Washington, DC. The departure from Hill Air Force Base is open to pre-credentialed media, and the in-town travel pool will accompany the President to the White House.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House with friends and staff. The Seder in the Old Family Dining Room is closed press.

All times ET

12:15 PM

The President holds a roundtable on clean energy

Hill Air Force Base Travel Pool Spray At the Top

1:00 PM

The President delivers remarks

Hill Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

1:35 PM

The President departs Utah en route Washington, DC

Hill Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

5:20 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Final Gather 3:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

7:00 PM

The President and First Lady mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House

Old Family Dining Room Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 3:00PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Baltimore Sun
Radio: SRN
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Times

April 2, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will travel to Louisville, Kentucky. The in-town travel pool will accompany to Joint Base Andrews, and the arrival at Louisville International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Louisville, the President will take a tour of Indatus, a Louisville-based technology company, and discuss the economy. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s tour and expanded pool coverage for remarks at Indatus.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Louisville en route Salt Lake City, Utah, where he will remain overnight.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

The Oval Office Closed Press

11:40 AM

The President departs the White House

Travel Pool Coverage Final Gather 11:10AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

12:20 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 11:00AM - Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

1:55 PM

The President arrives Louisville, KY

Louisville International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

2:40 PM

The President tours Indatus

Louisville Travel Pool Coverage

3:05 PM

The President delivers remarks

Indatus - Louisville Expanded Pool Coverage

4:10 PM

The President departs Kentucky en route Utah

Louisville International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

7:30 PM

The President arrives Utah

Hill Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Yahoo
Radio: FOX
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 11:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Times

April 1, 2015

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 and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

The Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

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

March 31, 2015

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 morning, the President will sign a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. There will be a pool spray of this event in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Carter in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

The Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden

The White House Closed Press

12:00 PM

The President signs a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures

The Oval Office Pool Spray Final Gather 11:45AM - Brady Press Briefing Room

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

5:15 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Carter; the Vice President also attends

The Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Post
Radio: AURN