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May 14, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

May 13, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and First Lady will welcome His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland; Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway; His Excellency Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; His Excellency Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark; and His Excellency Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iceland, to the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit. The President, His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, and Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, will deliver opening remarks. The arrival ceremony in the Grand Foyer is pooled press. 
 
Later in the morning, the President will hold a multilateral meeting with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. The President and His Excellency Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden will deliver remarks. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the State Dining Room.
 
In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland 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 an official photo with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland in the State Dining Room. This photo is pooled press.
 
Later in the evening, the President and First Lady will host a State Dinner on the South Lawn. The President, His Excellency Lars Løkke Rasmussen; Prime Minister of Denmark; and His Excellency Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iceland, will deliver toasts. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of the toasts and the dinner’s entertainment on the South Lawn.

 

All times ET

9:00 AM

The President and the First Lady welcome the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

Grand Foyer Pooled Press (Pre-Set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:25 AM

The President holds a multilateral meeting with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

State Dining Room Pool Spray at the Bottom Gather 11:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

7:00 PM

The President and the First Lady welcome the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

North Portico Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents 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 the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

State Dining Room Pooled Press Gather Time 7:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

9:00 PM

The President and the First Lady host a State Dinner for the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland; the Vice President and Dr. Biden also attend

South Lawn Pooled Press Gather Time 8:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

May 12, 2016

The Schedule

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

All times ET

11:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

May 11, 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 Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will depart New York, New York en route Tampa, Florida.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will deliver remarks on his vision for U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere hosted by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce. These remarks at the University of Tampa will be open press.

Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Tampa, Florida en route Orlando, Florida.

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

Afterwards, the President will sign S. 1890 – Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. There will be a pool spray of the signing in the Oval Office.

In the evening, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will attend the 2016 Invictus Games.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will remain overnight in Orlando, Florida.

All times ET

10:00 AM

President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks on his vision for U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere hosted by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce

University of Tampa Open Press

2:30 PM

The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew

Oval Office Closed Press

3:35 PM

The President signs S. 1890 – Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Oval Office Pool Spray (Final Gather 3:20PM– Brady Press Briefing Room)

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

May 10, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will convene his National Security Council (NSC) at the White House as part of an ongoing review of our efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. The session is the latest in a series of NSC meetings in recent months convened at the White House and at key Departments and Agencies, including the CIA, the Department of State and the Department of Defense, on our campaign against the terrorist group. The President's meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies women’s basketball team to honor the team and their 2016 NCAA Championship. This event in the East Room will be open press.

In the evening, the Vice President will deliver remarks at an OutGiving Event hosted by the Gill Foundation. These remarks at a private residence are closed press. 

Later in the evening, the Vice President will deliver remarks at the Joyful Heart Gala. These remarks at the Lincoln Center will be open press.

The Vice President will remain overnight in New York.

All times ET

10:20 AM

The President convenes a National Security Council (NSC) meeting on ISIL

Situation Room Closed Press

2:40 PM

The President honors the 2016 NCAA Champion UConn Huskies women’s basketball team

East Room Open Press (Pre-Set 1:30PM; Final Gather 2:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:30 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at an OutGiving Event hosted by the Gill Foundation

Private Residence Closed Press

8:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the Joyful Heart Gala

Lincoln Center Open Press

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

May 9, 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 deliver remarks at Datapalooza 2016. These remarks at the Grand Hyatt Washington are open press.

Afterwards, the Vice President will depart Washington, DC en route New York, New York.   

In the evening, the Vice President will attend an event for Governor Maggie Hassan. This event at a private residence is closed press.

The Vice President will remain overnight in New York.

 

 

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

1:30 PM

The Vice President will deliver remarks at Datapalooza 2016

Grand Hyatt Washington Open Press

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

May 8, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

May 7, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

May 6, 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. 

Later in the morning, the Vice President will participate in the latest installment of “Live from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with television anchors from Pittsburgh, Louisville, Nashville, Delaware, and Washington, DC to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, and the importance of the Chief Judge receiving a fair hearing and up-or-down vote. These interviews are embargoed until 4:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in Vice President’s Ceremonial Office.

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

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

4:00 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: CNN
Print: Daily Caller
Radio: Talk Media News

May 5, 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 host a Cinco de Mayo reception; the Vice President will also attend. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be pooled press.

In the evening, the President will be joined by the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden to kick off the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO. The President and the First Lady’s departure from and arrival to the South Lawn will be open press, and the President’s remarks at Joint Base Andrews will be open to pre-credentialed media. The Vice President, First Lady and Dr. Biden will also deliver remarks.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The Presient and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

4:05 PM

The President hosts a Cinco de Mayo reception; The Vice President also attends

East Room Pooled Press (Pre-set 1:55PM; In-Town Pool Final Gather 3:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:30 PM

The President and the First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

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

6:00 PM

The President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden kick off the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO

Joint Base Andrews Open to pre-credentialed media (Out-of-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 3:50PM – Stakeout Location)

6:45 PM

The President and the First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route the White House

Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

6:55 PM

The President and First Lady arrive at the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 6:40PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: CS Monitor
Radio: Sirius XM
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: CS Monitor
Radio: Sirius XM