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March 17, 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 a conference call with stakeholders to thank them for their work in support of Chief Judge Garland’s confirmation process. This call 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

12:15 PM

The President participates in a conference call on Chief Judge Garland’s confirmation process

Oval Office Closed Press

1:15 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: Talking Points Memo
Radio: AURN

March 16, 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 hold a roundtable with Cuban-American leaders, including civil society advocates, faith leaders, and representatives from the private sector, in advance of the his trip to Cuba. The meeting will provide another opportunity to continue the important dialogue surrounding the President's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, including through increased opportunities for direct engagement with the Cuban people. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks a reception for Women’s History Month. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be pooled press.

In the morning, the President will deliver a statement announcing his nominee to the United States Supreme Court. This statement in the Rose Garden will be open 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 President delivers a statement announcing his nominee to the United States Supreme Court

Rose Garden Open Press (Pre-set 9:30AM; Final Gather 10:40AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:15 PM

The President holds a roundtable with Cuban-American leaders

Roosevelt Room

5:10 PM

The President delivers remarks at a reception for Women’s History Month

East Room Pooled Press (Pre-set 4:00PM; Final Gather 4:45PM – 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: CBS
Print: The Root
Radio: AP

March 15, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the Vice President will host a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in honor of Taoiseach Kenny of Ireland at the Naval Observatory. Remarks at the top of the event will be pooled press.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Kenny of Ireland; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office. 

Afterwards, the President and the Vice President will travel to the U.S. Capitol for the Friends of Ireland Luncheon. There will be a pool spray at the top of this lunch.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will meet with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Northern Ireland at the White House. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at a reception for St. Patrick’s Day at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be pooled press.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Kenny of Ireland; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Bottom Gather Time 11:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:00 PM

The President and the Vice President attend the Friends of Ireland Luncheon

U.S. Capitol Pool Spray at the Top In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 11:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

4:45 PM

The President delivers remarks a reception for St. Patrick’s Day; the Vice President also attends

East Room Pooled Press Pre-set 3:00PM; Final Gather 4:20PM – 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: ABC
Print: Roll Call
Radio: ABC

March 14, 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 visit the State Department to deliver remarks at the Chief of Missions Conference. There will be pooled coverage of the President’s remarks.

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 Vice President will visit the State Department to deliver remarks at the Chief of Missions Conference. These remarks will be closed press.


Afterward, the President will deliver brief opening remarks to the performance of musical selections from Hamilton. This will be a culmination of a daylong event hosted by the First Lady for students with the Broadway cast of Hamilton. The President’s remarks and the opening number of the performance will be pooled press and streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:15 AM

The President delivers remarks at the Chief of Missions Conference

State Department Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Pool Gather 10:35AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

5:30 PM

The President and the First Lady host the Broadway cast of Hamilton for a performance of musical selections

East Room Pooled Press Pre-Set 4:15PM; Final Gather 5:00PM – 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: NBC
Print: Regional Reporters
Radio: WW1

March 13, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

March 12, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

March 11, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Austin, Texas. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Austin, the President will participate in South by Southwest Interactive to engage in a panel conversation about civic engagement in the 21st Century before an audience of creators, early adopters and entrepreneurs who are defining the future of our connected lives. This event at Long Center for Performing Arts is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at a DNC reception. There will be pooled press coverage of this event at Austin Music Hall.

Afterward, the President will deliver remarks and take questions at a DNC event at a private residence. There will be print pool coverage of the President’s remarks. 

In the evening, the President will depart Austin en route Dallas, Texas. The departure from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and arrival at Dartfort Fueling-Dallas Love Airport are open to pre-credentialed media. 

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

The President will remain overnight in Dallas.

All times ET

10:35 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

10:50 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Austin, Texas

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

2:10 PM

The President arrives Austin, Texas

Austin Bergstrom International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

3:40 PM

The President participates in South by Southwest Interactive

Long Center for Performing Arts, Austin, Texas Open to pre-credentialed media

5:40 PM

The President delivers remarks at a DNC event

Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas Travel Pool Coverage

7:20 PM

The President delivers remarks and takes questions at a DNC event

Private Residence, Austin, Texas Print Pool for Remarks Only

8:45 PM

The President departs Austin, Texas

Austin Bergstrom International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

9:35 PM

The President arrives Dallas, Texas

Dartfort Fueling-Dallas Love Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: NY Times
Radio: Sirius XM
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: BuzzFeed

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