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February 25, 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 participate in a panel discussion as part of the White House Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Summit. The panel will be moderated by Dr. James Hamblin of The Atlantic.  The summit will also feature remarks from patients, researchers and other PMI stakeholders and a discussion on the Million Veteran Program with Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This event in South Court Auditorium is open press. 

In the afternoon, the President will visit the State Department, which is hosting a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC). The NSC meeting, which follows offsite sessions at the Department of Defense and National Counterterrorism Center late last year, will focus on the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL as well as Syria and other regional issues. The NSC last met at the State Department to discuss ISIL in October of 2014. Afterward, the President will deliver a statement.  There will be travel pool coverage of the meeting and statement. The Vice President will attend a stakeholders meeting in Mexico City. This meeting at the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores will be closed press. The Vice President will then lead the third round of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialog. Remarks at the top of this meeting at the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores will be open press.

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. This meeting at Los Pinos will be closed press. The Vice President will then deliver a press statement with President Enrique Peña Nieto. The statement at Los Pinos will be open press.

In the evening, the Vice President will depart Mexico City, Mexico en route Salt Lake City, Utah.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:30 AM

The Vice President will attend a stakeholders meeting at the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores Closed Press

11:10 AM

The President participates in a panel discussion

South Court Auditorium Open Press Pre-Set 9:30AM; Final Gather 10:50AM – Stakeout Location

11:15 AM

The Vice President will lead the third round of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores Open Press Remarks at the top of this meeting will be open press.

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:30 PM

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

Los Pinos Closed Press

3:35 PM

The President holds a meeting with his National Security Council

State Department Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Travel Pool Gather 3:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

3:45 PM

The Vice President will deliver a press statement with President Enrique Peña Nieto

Los Pinos Open Press

5:35 PM

The President delivers a statement

State Department Travel Pool Coverage

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

February 24, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning the Vice President will hold a meeting with Mayor Vitaliy Klychko of Kyiv, Ukraine. This meeting in the White House will be closed press. 

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan; the Vice President will also attend. During their meeting, the President and King Abdullah will discuss efforts to counter ISIL, resolve the Syrian conflict, address the needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and how the U.S. can continue to support the Kingdom’s generosity in hosting these refugees, and assist Jordan as it continues its political and economic reform initiatives. They will also discuss how best to advance prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other issues of mutual interest. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with the Veterans of Foreign War’s National Commander John Biedrzycki and Executive Director Bob Wallace in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. The Vice President will host President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras.  The leaders will discuss their joint efforts to promote prosperity, security, and governance through the Alliance for Prosperity Plan of the Northern Triangle and the United States Strategy for Engagement with Central America.  There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Blair House. 

Later in the afternoon, the President will sign H.R. 1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015 and H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. There will be pool sprays of both signings in the Oval Office.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will invite top contemporary artists to the White House as part of its “In Performance at the White House” series. The event celebrates the iconic singer, songwriter, composer and musician Ray Charles. The program will include performances by Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Anthony Hamilton, Brittany Howard, Demi Lovato, Sam Moore, Jussie Smollett, The Band Perry and Usher with Rickey Minor as executive music director. The President’s remarks will be pooled press, and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

Later in the evening, the Vice President will depart Washington, DC en route Mexico City, Mexico.

All times ET

10:35 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II; The Vice President also attends

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

2:00 PM

The President meets with the Veterans of Foreign War’s National Commander John Biedrzycki and Executive Director Bob Wallace

Oval Office Closed Press

4:15 PM

The President signs H.R. 1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015

Oval Office Pool Spray Final Gather 4:00PM– Brady Press Briefing Room

4:45 PM

The President signs H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Oval Office Pool Spray Final Gather 4:30PM– Brady Press Briefing Room

7:00 PM

The President and the First Lady host “In Performance at the White House”

East Room Pooled Press Pre-Set 5:30PM; Final Gather 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

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

February 23, 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 deliver a statement on Guantanamo. This statement in the Roosevelt Room is pooled press. 

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a DSCC roundtable at the Jefferson Hotel. This roundtable is closed press. The Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:30 AM

The President delivers a statement

Roosevelt Room Pooled Press Final Gather 10:10AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:15 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

3:05 PM

The President attends a DSCC roundtable

Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC Closed Press In-Town Travel Pool Gather 2:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

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

February 22, 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 deliver remarks and take questions from the National Governors Association at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. The President’s remarks and question and answer session in the State Dining Room will be pooled press.

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 host a reception in honor of National Guard Adjutants General and spouses at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President and Dr. Biden’s remarks at the top 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

11:10 AM

The President delivers remarks and takes questions from the National Governors Association; The Vice President also attends

State Dining Room Pooled Press Pre-set 9:50AM; Final Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

7:00 PM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will host a reception in honor of National Guard Adjutants General and spouses

The Naval Observatory Pool Spray at the Top

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

February 21, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

February 20, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

February 19, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will travel to the Great Hall of the Supreme Court to pay their respects to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. This event will be pooled press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.

All times ET

4:15 PM

The President and the Vice President attend the Democratic Governors Association Meeting

Eisenhowed Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 3:50PM – Stakeout Location

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

February 18, 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 welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to the White House to honor the team on their 2015 Stanley Cup victory. This event in the East Room will be open press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with a group of civil rights leaders to discuss a range of issues, including the Administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform, building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve and the President’s priorities during his final year in office. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.   
 
Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will host a reception celebrating African American History Month in the East Room. There will be pool coverage of this reception.  

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:15 AM

The President honors the 2015 NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 9:50AM; Final Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:30 PM

The Vice President will tour the Union Depot Transportation Hub

St. Paul, Minnesota Pooled Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Advisor For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

1:00 PM

The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Union Depot Transportation Hub to commemorate the 7th Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

St. Paul, Minnesota Open Press

2:05 PM

The President meets with African American faith and civil rights leaders

The Roosevelt Room Pool Spray at the Bottom Gather Time 2:45PM – Brady Press Briefing Room

4:40 PM

The President and First Lady host a reception in recognition of African American History Month

The East Room Pooled Press Final Gather 4:00PM—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: NBC
Print: Washington Post
Radio: Sirius XM

February 17, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the Vice President will depart Washington, DC en route New Orleans, Louisiana. The Vice President will then tour the Port of New Orleans. This tour will be pooled press.

The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Port of New Orleans to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Vice President’s remarks will be open press.

Afterwards the Vice President will depart New Orleans, Louisiana en route Memphis, Tennessee.

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

The Vice President will tour the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility. This tour will be pooled press. The Vice President will then deliver remarks at the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Vice President’s remarks will be open press.

 Afterwards, the Vice President will depart Memphis, Tennessee en route St. Paul, Minnesota.

 The Vice President will remain overnight in St. Paul.

 

All times ET

12:00 PM

The Vice President will tour the Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans Pooled Press

12:45 PM

The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Port of New Orleans to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Port of New Orleans Open Press

3:15 PM

The President meets with Secretary of State Kerry

Oval Office Closed Press

4:45 PM

The Vice President will tour the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility

Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility Pooled Press

5:15 PM

The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility Open Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Examiner
Radio: SRN

February 16, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

12:30 PM

The President attends the second retreat session with ASEAN leaders

Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California Pool Spray at the Top

3:00 PM

The President takes a family photo with ASEAN leaders

Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California Pooled Press

4:35 PM

The President holds a press conference

Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California Open to pre-credentialed media

6:15 PM

The President departs California en route Washington, DC

Palm Springs International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

10:25 PM

The President arrives at Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

10:40 PM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 10:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 21:00
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Blade
Radio: NPR
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Wall Street Journal