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February 19, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will go to the State Department to deliver remarks to a high-level Ministerial as part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. The President’s remarks are pooled press.

Later in the morning, the President will designate the Browns Canyon National Monument. There will be a photojournalist spray of this signing in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Chicago, Illinois. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Chicago O’Hare International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Chicago, the President will deliver remarks and announce the Pullman National Monument, as well as Browns National Monument in Colorado and Honouliuli National Monument in Hawaii. This event at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy is open to pre-credentialed media and will be livestreamed on whitehouse.gov/live

Afterward, the President will depart Illinois en route Washington, DC. The departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The Vice President and Secretary Foxx deliver remarks on the importance of investing in America's infrastructure

Extravaganza Depot - Charlotte Open Press

10:30 AM

The President delivers remarks as part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

U.S. State Department Pooled Press In-Town Travel Pool Gather 9:45AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

11:20 AM

The President designates the Browns Canyon National Monument

Oval Office Pool Spray (Photojournalist) Final Gather 11:10AM - Brady Press Briefing Room

11:50 AM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 11:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

12:05 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 10:30AM - Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

1:55 PM

The President arrives Chicago, Illinois

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

2:55 PM

The President delivers remarks

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy - Chicago Open to pre-credentialed media

7:10 PM

The President departs Illinois

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

8:45 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage

9:00 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 8:40PM - 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: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: SRN
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal

February 18, 2015

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 meet with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

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

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence. This summit will build on the strategy the White House released in August of 2011, Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, the first national strategy to prevent violent extremism domestically. The President’s remarks in the South Court Auditorium are open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

The Oval Office Closed Press

10:00 AM

The Vice President and Secretary of Transportation Foxx deliver remarks to highlight the importance of America's infrastructure

Port of Charleston Open Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

1:30 PM

The Vice President and Secretary Foxx deliver remarks at Owen Steel

South Carolina, Columbia Open Press

2:15 PM

The President meets with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

The Oval Office Closed Press

3:00 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Treasury Lew

The Oval Office Closed Press

4:15 PM

The President delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Open Press Pre-Set 11:30AM; Final Gather 3:40PM - Stakeout Location

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

February 17, 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 will meet with Secretary of Defense Carter in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.


In the morning, the Vice President will attend the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

At 11:00 AM, the Vice President will swear in Ash Carter as Secretary of Defense. This event in the Roosevelt Room will be pooled press.

At 1:30 PM, the Vice President will participate in a roundtable discussion with representatives from cities working to address the spread of violent extremism. The roundtable discussion is part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. The Vice President’s remarks at the top of this event 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 Vice President swears in Ash Carter as Secretary of Defense

Roosevelt Room Pooled Press

1:30 PM

The Vice President participates in a roundtable discussion with representatives from cities working to address the spread of violent extremism

Pooled Press

3:15 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Bottom Final Gather 3:30PM – Brady Press Briefing Room

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

February 13, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Palo Alto, California to deliver remarks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University to help shape public and private sector efforts to protect American consumers and companies from growing threats to consumers and commercial networks. The Summit will bring together major stakeholders on consumer financial protection issues to discuss how all members of our financial system can work together to further protect American consumers and their financial data, now and in the future. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will host a roundtable with business leaders. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of this meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at a DNC event. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.

The President will spend the night in San Francisco, California.

All times ET

2:20 PM

The President delivers remarks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

Stanford University - Palo Alto Open to pre-credentialed media

3:20 PM

The President participates in a roundtable with business leaders

Stanford University - Palo Alto Travel Pool Spray At the Top

7:40 PM

The President delivers remarks at a DNC event

Private Residence - San Francisco

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: NY Times

February 12, 2015

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 and sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act; the First Lady will also attend. This event in the East Room is open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to San Francisco, California. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at San Francisco International Airport are open press.

The President will remain overnight in San Francisco.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks on the Administration's economic policies

Iowa, Drake University - Des Moines Open Press

2:05 PM

The President signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act; the First Lady also attends

The East Room Open Press Pre-set 12:30PM; Final Gather 1:35PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

2:55 PM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 2:40PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

3:10 PM

The President departs Andrews Air Force Base en route San Francisco, California

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 1:40PM - Virginia Gate

4:15 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks after participating in a roundtable discussion

Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny Campus Open Press

8:40 PM

The President arrives in San Francisco, California

San Francisco International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Roll Call
Radio: WW1
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 1:40PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: NY Times

February 11, 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.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Ebola response supporters. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room 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 make remarks on the progress made to date and the next steps in our response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This event in the South Court Auditorium is open press.

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

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:45 AM

The Vice President hosts a Medal of Valor ceremony with Attorney General Eric Holder

South Court Auditorium Open Press

11:35 AM

The President meets with Ebola response supporters

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:20 PM

The President delivers remarks on the progress made to date and the next step in our response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

South Court Auditorium Open Press Pre-Set 12:45PM; Final Gather 1:00PM - Stakeout Location

3:30 PM

The President delivers a statement

The Roosevelt Room Pooled Press Final Gather 3:15PM - Brady Press Briefing Room

5:25 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel

Oval Office Closed Press

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

February 10, 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 will meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Cabinet Room. The Vice President will also attend. The President will discuss legislative priorities, including efforts to further economic growth, criminal justice reform and foreign policy. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

1:00 PM

The Vice President hosts an event and delivers remarks to highlight the benefits and achievements of the ABLE Act

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Open Press

4:00 PM

The President meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus; the Vice President also attends

The Cabinet Room Closed Press

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

February 9, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will host Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. The President and Chancellor Merkel will hold a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend.  This meeting will be followed by a joint press conference in the East Room.  There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting, and the press conference is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel in the Cabinet Room; the Vice President will also attend.  The leaders will discuss a range of issues including Ukraine, Russia, counterterrorism, ISIL, Afghanistan, and Iran.  They will also cover economic growth, international trade, climate change and Germany’s plans for hosting the G-7 Summit in June.  The working lunch is closed press.

All times ET

10:25 AM

The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a bilateral meeting; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 10:10AM - Brady Press Briefing Room

11:40 AM

The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a press conference

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 9:30AM; Final Gather 11:10AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

12:45 PM

The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a working lunch; the Vice President also attends

Cabinet Room Closed Press

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

February 6, 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 Indianapolis, Indiana. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Indianapolis International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Indiana, the President will deliver remarks and take questions from students and faculty at Ivy Tech Community College, which works to ensure Hoosiers are well-equipped for and connected to good-paying jobs by partnering with businesses that create pathways for career advancement, including upskilling Americans, and leveraging apprenticeships and education benefits. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

Afterward, the President will depart Indiana en route Washington, DC. The departure from Indianapolis International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

5:00 AM

The Vice President meets with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the European Parliament Conference of Presidents

European Parliament - Brussels Pool Spray at the Top

6:30 AM

The Vice President attends a working lunch with European Council President Donald Tusk

Justus Lipsius Building - Brussels Pool Spray at the Top

8:30 AM

The Vice President meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice President and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini

The Berlaymont Building - Brussels Pool Spray at the Top

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:00 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium

The Egmont Palace Pool Spray at the Top

11:30 AM

The Vice President meets with staff and families of the U.S. Embassy Brussels, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and the U.S. Mission to NATO

U.S. Embassy Brussels Closed Press

11:35 AM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 11:15AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

11:50 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 10:30AM - Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

1:30 PM

The President arrives Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

2:15 PM

The President delivers remarks and takes questions from students and faculty

Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis Open to pre-credentialed media

2:25 PM

The Vice President arrives Munich International Airport

Munich International Airport Open Press

5:05 PM

The President departs Indiana

Indianapolis International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

6:30 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage

6:45 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 6:25PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: NY Daily News
Radio: FOX
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: McClatchy

February 4, 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 meet with a group of DREAMers who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The meeting is an opportunity for the President to hear directly from young immigrants whose lives have been positively affected as a result of receiving deferred action or DACA. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with American Muslim leaders to discuss a range of domestic and national security issues. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

In the evening, the President will host new Members of Congress at a reception at the White House. This reception is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:55 AM

The President meets with a group of DREAMers who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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

1:00 PM

The Vice President attends a lunch event for the Democratic National Committee

Perilla Restaurant - New York City Closed Press

1:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Briefing Room

3:30 PM

The President meets with American Muslim leaders

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

5:30 PM

The President hosts a reception for new Members of Congress

State Floor Closed Press

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