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March 10, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada, and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to the White House for an Official Visit with a State Dinner.  The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Jerusalem en route Amman, Jordan.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will arrive at the Amman Marka International Airport. The arrival will be open press. Afterwards, the Vice President will hold a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Husseiniya Palace.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a joint press conference with Prime Minister Trudeau in the Rose Garden. The press conference is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed. 

The Vice President will hold a bilateral working lunch with King Abdullah. This lunch at the Husseiniya Palace will be closed press. Dr. Biden will tour the Al Fadin Mafraa School in Mafraq, visit with students, teachers, school administrators, and learn about their educational programs. This tour will be pooled press. 

Afterwards, Dr. Biden will visit Za'atari refugee camp to meet with Syrian refugees and members of the international response. This visit will be pooled press. The Vice President will attend a demonstration at the Joint Training Center with King Abdullah. This demonstration will be pooled press.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau at the North Portico. This arrival is open to pre-credentialed media. The deadline to request media credentials has passed. The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau on the Grand Staircase. The photo is pooled press.

Later in the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Trudeau in the East Room. The President and Prime Minister Trudeau will each give a toast. The toast remarks during the dinner are pooled press. Following the dinner, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner reception with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau in the State Dining Room. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will remain overnight in Amman, Jordan.

All times ET

3:45 AM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden arrive at the Amman Marka International Airport

Amman Marka International Airport Open Press

4:30 AM

The Vice President holds a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

The Husseiniya Palace Pool Spray at the Top

5:15 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral working lunch with King Abdullah

The Husseiniya Palace Closed Press

5:15 AM

Dr. Biden tours the Al Fadin Mafraa School in Mafraq, visits with students, teachers, school administrators, and learns about their educational programs

The Al Fadin Mafraa School in Mafraq Pooled Press

7:15 AM

The Vice President attends a demonstration at the Joint Training Center with King Abdullah

The Joint Training Center Pooled Press

9:00 AM

The President and the First Lady welcome Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to the White House

The South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

10:05 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Gather Time 9:50AM – Rose Garden

11:40 AM

The President and Prime Minister Trudeau hold a joint press conference

Rose Garden Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 10:40AM; Final Gather 11:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

2:00 PM

Dr. Biden visits Za'atari refugee camp to meet with Syrian refugees and members of the international response

Za'atari Refugee Camp Pooled Press

6:55 PM

The President and the First Lady welcome Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

North Portico Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 5:30PM; Final Gather 6:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

7:30 PM

The President and the First Lady take an official photo with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Grand Staircase Pooled Press Gather Time 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

8:40 PM

The President and First Lady attend the State Dinner with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau; The President and Prime Minister Trudeau each deliver a toast

East Room Pooled Press Pooled Press for Toasts by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau (Gather Time 8:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room) **Travel pool should dress in dark attire for this formal event**

10:00 PM

The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner Reception with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

State Dining Room Pooled Press (Gather Time 9:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room) **Travel pool should dress in dark attire for this formal event**

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:00
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: NY Post
Radio: SRN

March 9, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will greet, and take a photo with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu at the Offices of Prime Minister Netanyahu. There will be a photo spray. Afterwards, the Vice President and Prime Minister Netanyahu will deliver brief remarks. These remarks at the Offices of Prime Minister Netanyahu will be pooled press. The Vice President will then hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. This meeting at the Offices of Prime Minister Netanyahu will be closed 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 Vice President and President of Israel Reuven Rivlin will deliver brief remarks. These remarks at the Residence of the President will be open press. Afterwards, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Rivlin. This meeting at the Residence of the President will be closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press. 

In the evening, the Vice President will arrive at the Muqata Presidential Compound. The arrival will be open press. Afterwards, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Muqata Presidential Compound.

 The Vice President and Dr. Biden will remain overnight in Jerusalem

All times ET

3:00 AM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden greet, and take a photo with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu

The Offices of Prime Minister Netanyahu Travel Pool Spray

3:30 AM

The Vice President and Prime Minister Netanyahu deliver brief remarks

Offices of Prime Minister Netanyahu Pooled Press

3:45 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu

The Offices of Prime Minister Netanyahu Closed Press

6:00 AM

The Vice President and President of Israel Reuven Rivlin deliver brief remarks

The Residence of the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin Open Press

6:15 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Rivlin

The Residence of the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin Open Press

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

1:00 PM

The Vice President arrives at the Muqata Presidential Compound

The Muqata Presidential Compound Open Press

1:10 PM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

The Muqata Presidential Compound Pool Spray at the Top

3:15 PM

The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew

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: Newsday
Radio: NPR

March 8, 2016

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

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the First Lady will welcome young girls from Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, to the White House to tour The Girls' Lounge’s “Let Girls Learn” bus. The First Lady launched the Let Girls Learn toolkit at the Girl Up Leadership Summit this past July. The bus will depart the South Lawn and travel to Union Market for the First Lady’s event. The Girls’ Lounge is also commissioning a Let Girls Learn mural at Union Market to be painted live by Mr. Brainwash — a  Los Angeles based filmmaker and street artist during the event. The First Lady’s greeting with the girls will be covered by a pre-determined pool.

The First Lady will be joined by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power at Union Market for an event with young women, students, and stakeholder hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks marking the one year anniversary of Let Girls Learn and will announce new private sector commitments in support of Let Girls Learn. Ambassador Power will introduce the First Lady. 

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates en route Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. There will be a pool spray upon arrival at the Sheikh Palace. Dr. Biden will visit the K-12 School of Research Science and deliver remarks to commemorate International Women’s Day. This will be open press. Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Dubai, United Arab Emirates en route Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will arrive at the Ben Gurion International Airport. The arrival will be open press. Afterwards, the Vice President will arrive at the Peres Center for Peace and greet with former President of Israel Shimon Peres and the Vice President will hold a meeting with former President Peres.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will remain overnight in Jerusalem.

All times ET

2:00 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Palace Pool Spray

2:00 AM

Dr. Biden visits the K-12 School of Research Science and delivers remarks to commemorate International Women’s Day

K-12 School of Research Science Open Press

4:00 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks at a young entrepreneurs event

Emirates Tower Pooled Press

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:45 AM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden arrive at the Ben Gurion International Airport

Ben Gurion International Airport Open Press

11:00 AM

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the First Lady welcomes young girls from Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, to the White House

South Lawn Pooled Press The First Lady’s greeting with the girls will be covered by a pre-determined pool.

11:15 AM

The Vice President arrives at the Peres Center for Peace and greets with former President of Israel Shimon Peres

Peres Center for Peace Open Press

11:30 AM

The First Lady delivers remarks marking the one year anniversary of Let Girls Learn

Union Market Open to pre-credentialed media

11:30 AM

The Vice President holds a meeting with former President Peres

Peres Center for Peace Closed Press

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:45 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: FOX
Print: National Journal
Radio: FOX

March 7, 2016

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 host a meeting at the White House with financial regulators to receive an update on their progress in implementing Wall Street Reform. Eight years after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the participants will discuss efforts to continue to implement the strongest consumer financial protections in history that have afforded millions of hard-working Americans new protections from the kinds of abusive practices that predated the crisis. They will also update the President on their work to make our financial system safer and stronger, as well as to prevent the kinds of recklessness on Wall Street that we saw lead to devastation on Main Street.  There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden have departed for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the first stop on their trip.

In the morning, the Vice President will tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This tour will be pooled press. Dr. Biden will visit the General Women’s Union, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, to learn more about UAE’s efforts to promote gender empowerment. This event will be pooled press. Afterwards, Dr. Biden will meet with Sheikha Fatima. This will be closed press.  

Later in the morning, the Vice President will tour Masdar City. This tour will be pooled press. Dr. Biden will visit NYU Abu Dhabi to tour the campus and meet with local college students to discuss the importance of educational opportunities. This will be open press.

In the afternoon, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will visit United States and coalition forces in the United Arab Emirates. Remarks will be pooled press. Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will participate in a cultural visit. This will be pooled press.

 In the evening, the Vice President will attend a working dinner with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. There will be a pool spray at the top of this dinner at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will remain overnight in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

All times ET

1:15 AM

The Vice President tours the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Pooled Press

1:30 AM

Dr. Biden visits the General Women’s Union, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, to learn more about UAE’s efforts to promote gender empowerment

General Women’s Union Pooled Press

2:30 AM

Dr. Biden will meet with Sheikha Fatima

Closed Press

2:30 AM

Dr. Biden will meet with Sheikha Fatima

Closed Press

2:30 AM

Dr. Biden meets with Sheikha Fatima

Closed Press

3:00 AM

The Vice President tours Masdar City

Masdar City Pooled Press

3:30 AM

Dr. Biden visits NYU Abu Dhabi to tour the campus and meet with local college students to discuss the importance of educational opportunities

NYU Abu Dhabi Open Press

5:00 AM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden visit United States and coalition forces in the United Arab Emirates

Pooled Press

7:00 AM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden participate in a cultural visit

Pooled Press

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The Vice President will attend a working dinner with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

Emirates Palace Hotel Pool Spray at the Top

11:05 AM

The President meets with financial regulators

Roosevelt Room Pool Spray at the Bottom Gather Time 11:55AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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

March 6, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

March 5, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

March 4, 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 meet with Secretary of State Kerry. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

Later 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

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:30 PM

The President meets with Secretary of State Kerry

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: ABC

March 3, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing is open to pre-credentialed media.
 
The President’s visit will celebrate the city’s victory in the Healthy Communities Challenge, a competition between 20 cities to increase the number of Americans with health insurance during the latest Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period. While in Milwaukee, the President will deliver remarks at the United Community Center. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will administer the ceremonial swearing-in for Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji. 

In the evening, the President will depart Milwaukee en route Washington, DC. The departure from Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

10:45 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 10:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

11:00 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 9:45AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

12:50 PM

The President arrives Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Open to pre-credentialed media

2:15 PM

The Vice President will administer the ceremonial swearing-in for Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji

Closed Press

2:50 PM

The President delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act

United Community Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Open to pre-credentialed media

4:45 PM

The President departs Milwaukee en route Washington, DC

Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Open to pre-credentialed media

5:25 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage

5:40 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 5:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM, 3:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: The Hill
Radio: WW1
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: AFP

March 2, 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 Pierre Clive Agius Ambassador of the Republic of Malta
Her Excellency Elisenda Vives Balmana Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra
His Excellency Armando Varricchio Ambassador of the Italian Republic
His Excellency David Brookes MacNaughton Ambassador of Canada
 
Later in the afternoon, the President will welcome the 2015- 2016 College Football Playoff National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House to honor the team on winning their Championship title.  This event in the East Room will be open press.

Dr. Biden will travel to Houston, Texas to welcome home American astronaut Scott Kelly from a year in space and tour the Johnson Space Center. Dr. Biden will be joined by Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John Holdren, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Scott Kelly’s identical twin brother and former NASA astronaut and shuttle commander Mark Kelly, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, and other members of Scott Kelly’s family. 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

12:10 PM

The President participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

Oval Office Closed Press

3:10 PM

The President honors the 2015- 2016 College Football Playoff National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 1:55PM; Final Gather 2:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

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

March 1, 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 the bipartisan leaders of the Senate and the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Oval Office to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia; the Vice President will also attend. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Patrick Leahy will attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.
 
In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

In the evening, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will hold a reception in honor of Black History Month at the Naval Observatory. 

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:30 AM

The President meets with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate and the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Gather Time 11:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

6:30 PM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will hold a reception in honor of Black History Month at the Naval Observatory

Naval Observatory Pool Spray at the Top

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