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January 21, 2016

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 host a reception for the nation’s mayors at the White House. The mayors will spend the evening at the White House interacting with Cabinet members and senior White House officials to expand the partnerships between cities and the federal government. The President’s remarks in the East Room are pooled press.

All times ET

2:30 AM

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

InterContinental Hotel, Switzlerland Pool Spray at the Top

4:00 AM

The Vice President will hold a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

InterContinental Hotel, Switzlerland Pool Spray at the Top

5:45 AM

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus

InterContinental Hotel, Switzlerland Pool Spray at the Top

8:15 AM

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina

InterContinental Hotel, Switzlerland Pool Spray at the Top

9:15 AM

The Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi of Iraq

InterContinental Hotel, Switzlerland Pool Spray at the Top

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:30 AM

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at the 84th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors

Capital Hilton Hotel - Washington Open to pre-credentialed media

5:10 PM

The President delivers remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

East Room Pooled Press Pre-Set 3:00PM, Final Gather 4:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Daily Beast
Radio: AURN

January 20, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

4:00 AM

The Vice President attends a roundtable hosted by the Human Rights Campaign

Davos Switzerland Pool Spray at the Top There will be a pool spray at the top of this roundtable at the Microsoft Café.

7:30 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece

Davos Switzerland Pool Spray at the Top There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel.

10:25 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 10:15AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:40 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Detroit, Michigan

Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 9:15AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

12:05 PM

The President arrives Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

1:50 PM

The President visits the North American International Auto Show

Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan Travel Pool Coverage

3:25 PM

The President delivers remarks

UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, Detroit, Michigan Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents Pooled for TV and Open to Limited Pre-Credentialed Stills and Correspondents

5:20 PM

The President departs Detroit en route Washington, DC

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

6:35 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

6:50 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 6:45PM – 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: ABC
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Times

January 19, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia, his first trip to Washington since assuming office. During the meeting, they will highlight the extraordinary breadth of the U.S.-Australian alliance and discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including our cooperation in Iraq and Syria, our trade relationship, the successful conclusion of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and other developments in Asia and the Pacific. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.
 
Afterward, the President will hold a working Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia. This lunch in the Cabinet Room will be closed press.
 
In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The Vice President will host a roundtable, “Cancer Moonshot – A Call to Action,” with physicians, researchers and government officials.

Congress Centre, Davos Switzerland Pooled Press

11:20 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Gather Time 11:05AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:00 PM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will attend the Crystal Awards

Congress Centre, Davos, Switzerland Pooled Press

12:30 PM

The President holds a working lunch with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia

Cabinet Room Closed Press

4:30 PM

The President meets with Secretary of State Kerry

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Boston Globe
Radio: WW1

January 18, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Baltimore Sun
Radio: VOA

January 17, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will deliver a statement on Iran. The President’s statement in the Cabinet Room will be pooled press.

All times ET

10:45 AM

The President delivers a statement on Iran

Cabinet Room Pooled Press Pooled Press (Gather Time 10:30AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: BNA
Radio: Talk Radio

January 16, 2016

The Schedule

On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

On Monday, the President and the First Lady will participate in a community service project in the Washington, DC area in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy. There will be travel pool coverage.

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Yahoo
Radio: Sirius XM

January 15, 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 have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a post-State of the Union interview with three popular YouTube creators live from the East Room. Creators Swoozie, Destin Sandlin, and Ingrid Nilsen will ask President Obama questions about the issues that matter most to them and their followers. The interview will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU and YouTube.com/WhiteHouse.

Vice President's Daily Guidance:

In the morning, the Vice President will attend the President’s daily briefing in the oval office.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room.

Afterwards, the Vice President will depart Washington, DC en route Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

At 3:15 PM, the Vice President will tour the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. The tour is pooled press.

At  3:45 PM, the Vice President will participate in a roundtable at the Abramson Cancer Center. This roundtable is open press.

Afterwards, the Vice President will depart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania en route Wilmington, Delaware.

 

All times ET

1:00 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

1:00 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:15 AM

The President participates in interviews with YouTube Creators

East Room Closed Press

9:30 AM

In-Town Pool Call Time

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

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

January 14, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will hold a town hall and Twitter Q&A in Baton Rouge to engage with Americans about the real progress the American people have made to move our country forward and how we can continue taking action to address the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. The town hall at McKinley Senior High School is open to pre-credentialed media, and the Twitter Q&A is closed press.
 
In the afternoon, the President will depart Louisiana en route Washington, DC. The departure from Baton Rouge Regional Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.


Daily Guidance for the Vice President:

In the morning, the Vice President will depart Washington, D.C. en route Guatemala City, Guatemala.

At 12:00 PM LOCAL TIME/1:00 PM EST, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with President-elect Jimmy Morales of Guatemala. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Intercontinental Real Guatemala.

At 12:30 PM LOCAL TIME/1:30 PM EST, the Vice President will hold a working lunch with the Northern Triangle leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting at the Intercontinental Real Guatemala.

At 3:00 PM LOCAL TIME/4:00 PM EST, the Vice President will attend the inauguration of President-elect Morales at the Miguel Angel Asturias Cultural Center. The inauguration is open press.

Afterwards, the Vice President will depart Guatemala City, Guatemala en route Washington, D.C.

All times ET

11:05 AM

The President holds a town hall

McKinley Senior High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Open to pre-credentialed media

12:30 PM

The President holds a Twitter Q&A

McKinley Senior High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Closed Press

2:20 PM

The President departs Louisiana en route Washington, DC

Baton Rouge Regional Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

4:35 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

4:50 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 3:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

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

January 13, 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 travel to Omaha, Nebraska. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Offutt Air Force Base is open to pre-credentialed media.
 
While in Omaha, the President will engage with Americans about the real progress the American people have made to move our country forward, and how we can continue taking action to address the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. The President will hold a living room discussion with a family at a private residence in the Omaha area and then deliver remarks at University of Nebraska Omaha. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the discussion, and the President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
 
Later in the afternoon, the President will depart Nebraska en route Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The departure from Offutt Air Force Base and arrival at Baton Rouge Regional Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.
 
The President will remain overnight in Baton Rouge.

All times ET

11:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:55 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 11:35AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:15 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Omaha, Nebraska

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

3:00 PM

The President arrives Omaha, Nebraska

Offutt Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

3:30 PM

The President holds a living room discussion

Private Residence, Omaha area, Nebraska Pool Spray at the Top

5:15 PM

The President delivers remarks

University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska Open to pre-credentialed media

6:20 PM

The President departs Nebraska en route Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Offutt Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

8:25 PM

The President arrives Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Regional Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Examiner
Radio: FOX
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Omaha, Nebraska
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Post

January 12, 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 evening, the President will deliver the State of the Union Address at the United States Capitol. The Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Jill Biden will attend. The event is open to pre-credentialed media, and the travel pool will accompany. Information about the State of the Union as well as a live stream of the address is available at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU.

All times ET

11:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

9:00 PM

The President delivers the State of the Union Address

United States Capitol Open to pre-credentialed media In-Town Travel Pool Gather 8:10PM—North Doors of the Palm Room

The Vice President, The First Lady, and Dr. Jill Biden attend. Watch Live.

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Blade
Radio: CBS