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December 21, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

December 20, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

December 19, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

December 18, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

December 17, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

December 16, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

9:10 AM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

11:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

2:15 PM

The President holds a press conference

Brady Press Briefing Room Open Press

5:25 PM

The First Family departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 5:05PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:40 PM

The First Family departs Joint Base Andrews en route Honolulu, Hawaii

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage

December 15, 2016

The Schedule

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

In the afternoon, 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

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

December 14, 2016

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will host a Hanukkah reception in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of the President’s remarks.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at a My Brother’s Keeper summit. The President’s remarks in South Court Auditorium will be open to pre-credentialed media. 

Throughout the day, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

In the evening, the President will host a second Hanukkah reception in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of the President’s remarks.

All times ET

8:50 AM

The President hosts a Hanukkah reception; The First Lady also attends

East Room Pooled Press (Pre-set 2:45PM; Final Gather Time 3:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:50 PM

The President hosts a Hanukkah reception; The First Lady also attends

East Room Pooled Press (Pre-set 2:45PM; Final Gather Time 3:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:55 PM

The President delivers remarks at a My Brother’s Keeper summit

South Court Auditorium Open to pre-credentialed media Media (Pre-set 12:00 PM; Final Gather 4:25PM – Stakeout Location)

7:35 PM

The President hosts a Hanukkah reception; The First Lady also attends

East Room Pooled Press (Pre-set 6:30PM; Final Gather Time 7:00PM – 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: NBC
Print: Houston Chronicle
Radio: WW1

December 13, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will convene his National Security Council for a periodic review of the progress of the Counter-ISIL campaign and to discuss efforts to diminish violence and increase humanitarian access for the Syrian people.  This meeting in the Situation Room is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and sign the 21st Century Cures Act. The Vice President will also deliver remarks. This bill will make new investments to address the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, accelerate discoveries in cancer research as part of the Cancer Moonshot, expand the Administration's BRAIN and Precision Medicine Initiatives, and take important steps to improve mental health and the Food and Drug Administration's drug development process. The President’s and Vice President’s remarks in South Court Auditorium are open to pre-credentialed media. 

Later in the afternoon, the Vice President will hold a roundtable on the Cancer Moonshot to discuss military and first responder care. There will be a pool spray at the top of this roundtable in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office.

All times ET

10:20 AM

The President meets with his National Security Council on the counter-ISIL campaign

The Situation Room Closed Press

2:45 PM

The President delivers remarks and signs the 21st Century Cures Act; The Vice President also delivers remarks

South Court Auditorium Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 12:30 PM; Final Gather 2:25PM – Stakeout Location)

3:30 PM

The Vice President will hold a roundtable on the Cancer Moonshot to discuss military and first responder care

Vice President’s Ceremonial Office 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: FOX
Print: The Hill
Radio: VOA

December 12, 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 morning, the Vice President will attend the President’s Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

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

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

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: Talk Media News