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September 19, 2014

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 and the Vice President will host an event in the East Room to launch the “It’s On Us” campaign, a new public awareness and action campaign designed to prevent sexual assault at colleges and universities, change the culture on our campuses, and better engage men in this effort. The event will be open press and streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. This event will be pooled for TV and open to pre-credentialed stills and correspondents.

In the evening, the President will travel to Camp David. The departure from the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Hotel Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

10:30 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The President delivers remarks at the launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign; the Vice President also attends

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 9:15 AM, Final Gather 11:25 AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:35 PM

The President delivers remarks at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum

Marriott Marquis Hotel Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents Pooled for TV, open to pre-credentialed stills and correspondents (In-Town Travel Pool Call Time 2:35 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:30 PM

The President holds a bill signing

Oval Office Pool Spray Photojournalist Pool Spray (Final Gather 4:15PM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

5:30 PM

The Vice President holds a roundtable discussion on domestic violence

Denver Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

7:05 PM

The President departs the White House en route Camp David

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 6:50 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Scripps Howard
Radio: SRN

September 19, 2014

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 and the Vice President will host an event in the East Room to launch the “It’s On Us” campaign, a new public awareness and action campaign designed to prevent sexual assault at colleges and universities, change the culture on our campuses, and better engage men in this effort. The event will be open press and streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. This event will be pooled for TV and open to pre-credentialed stills and correspondents.

Later in the afternoon, the President will sign H.J.Res. 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 into law. There will be a photojournalist pool spray of this signing in the Oval Office.

In the evening, the President will travel to Camp David. The departure from the South Lawn is open press.In the afternoon, the President will sign H.J.Res. 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 into law. There will be a photojournalist pool spray of this signing in the Oval Office.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Hotel Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

10:30 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The President delivers remarks at the launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign; the Vice President also attends

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 9:15 AM, Final Gather 11:25 AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:35 PM

The President delivers remarks at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum

Marriott Marquis Hotel Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents Pooled for TV, open to pre-credentialed stills and correspondents (In-Town Travel Pool Call Time 2:35 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:30 PM

The President holds a bill signing

Oval Office Pool Spray Photojournalist Pool Spray (Final Gather 4:15PM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

5:30 PM

The Vice President holds a roundtable discussion on domestic violence

Denver Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

7:05 PM

The President departs the White House en route Camp David

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 6:50 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Scripps Howard
Radio: SRN

September 18, 2014

The Schedule

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

Afterward, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:

His Excellency Mohammad Ziauddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh
His Excellency Eerik Marmei, Ambassador of Estonia
His Excellency Francisco Roberto Altschul Fuentes, Ambassador of El Salvador
His Excellency Emanuel Arturo Gonzalez Revilla Lince, Ambassador of Panama
His Excellency Roman Macaya Hayes, Ambassador of Costa Rica
His Excellency Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France
His Excellency Igor Alberto Pangrazio Vera, Ambassador of Paraguay

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine; the Vice President will also attend. The visit will highlight the United States’ firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues liberal democracy, stability, and prosperity. President Obama looks forward to discussing with President Poroshenko efforts to pursue a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as well as our continued support for Ukraine’s struggle to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this bilateral meeting with statements.

Later in the afternoon, the President will attend a DNC roundtable. This event at the Capital Hilton Hotel is closed press.


At 8:00 AM, the Vice President will host a working breakfast with U.S. Senators at the Naval Observatory. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the Vice President will attend Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s address to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol.

At 12:00 PM, the Vice President will host a working lunch with President Poroshenko at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President greeting President Poroshenko upon arrival at the Naval Observatory is pooled press.

Later in the afternoon, the Vice President will attend the President’s bilateral meeting with President Poroshenko.

All times ET

8:00 AM

The Vice President hosts a working breakfast with U.S. Senators

Naval Observatory Closed Press

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:45 AM

The President participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

Oval Office Closed Press

12:00 PM

The Vice President hosts a working lunch with President Poroshenko

Naval Observatory Pooled Press

2:00 PM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Bottom Final Gather 2:45 PM - Brady Press Briefing Room

3:55 PM

The President attends a DNC roundtable

Capital Hilton Hotel Closed Press In-Town Travel Pool Gather 3:10 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

7:00 PM

The President delivers a statement on Congressional passage of the Continuing Resolution

State Dining Room Pooled Press Final Gather 6:45PM – 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: CBS
Print: The Root
Radio: NPR

September 17, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will visit U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.  CENTCOM’s area of responsibility includes 20 countries in the Middle East and Central and South Asia, including Iraq and Syria. The President will receive a briefing from his top commanders at CENTCOM, and thank the men and women who will partner with others in the region to carry out the President’s strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of the briefing, the President’s tour of the Joint Operations Center will be closed press and the President’s remarks are pooled for television cameras and open to still photographers and correspondents.

In the afternoon, the President will return to Washington, DC. The departure from MacDill Air Force Base will be open press, and the President will motorcade back to the White House.

In the evening, the President will host a picnic for Members of Congress at the White House. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The President participates in a briefing at U.S. Central Command

U.S. Central Command - MacDill Air Force Base - Tampa Pool Spray at the Top Travel Photojournalist Spray at the Top

10:50 AM

The President tours the Joint Operations Center at U.S. Central Command

U.S. Central Command - MacDill Air Force Base - Tampa Closed Press

11:50 AM

The President delivers remarks

Short Fitness and Sports Center - MacDill Air Force Base - Tampa Pooled Press Pooled for television cameras and open to still photographers and correspondents

12:15 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at a kick-off event for the Nuns on the Bus “We the People, We the Voters” bus tour

Iowa Capitol Open Press

2:15 PM

The President departs Tampa, Florida

MacDill Air Force Base Open Press

4:15 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage (Final Gather 3:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

6:30 PM

The President delivers remarks at a picnic for Members of Congress

South Lawn Pooled Press Pooled Press for Remarks Only (Final Gather 6:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 2:45PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Roll Call
Radio: NBC
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: AFP
Radio: CBS

September 16, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will meet with Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk.  The Vice President will also attend. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Atlanta, Georgia. The President will motorcade to Joint Base Andrews, and his arrival at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is open press.

While in Atlanta, the President will visit the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he will receive a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, discuss the U.S. response and thank the scientists, doctors and health care workers helping those affected by disease at home and around the world. The President will also receive an update on the respiratory illness reported in several states in the Midwest. There will be photojournalist sprays of the President’s meetings with CDC and Emory University team members, and travel pool coverage of the President’s remarks.

In the evening, the President will travel to Tampa, FL, where he will remain overnight. The departure from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and arrival at MacDill Air Force Base are open press.

All times ET

9:15 AM

The President meets with Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Photojournalist Spray at the Top (Final Gather 9:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

12:20 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Final Gather 11:25AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:25 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 11:00AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

1:30 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at a conference marking the 40th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation

Omni Shoreham Open Press

1:55 PM

The President arrives Atlanta, Georgia

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Open Press

2:35 PM

The President participates in a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Georgia, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention-Atlanta Pool Spray at the Top Travel Photojournalist Spray at the Top

3:25 PM

The President meets with Emory University doctors and healthcare professionals

Georgia, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention-Atlanta Pool Spray at the Top Travel Photojournalist Spray at the Top

4:05 PM

The President delivers remarks

Georgia, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention-Atlanta Travel Pool Coverage

5:35 PM

The President departs Atlanta, Georgia

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Open Press

6:50 PM

The President arrives Tampa, Florida

Florida, MacDill Air Force Base-Tampa Open Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 8:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Regional Reporters
Radio: FOX
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 11:25AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: AFP
Radio: CBS

September 15, 2014

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 President will meet with Secretary of Education Duncan; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room 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 award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for conspicuous gallantry. Command Sergeant Major Adkins will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions while serving as an Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.  Then-Sergeant First Class Adkins distinguished himself during combat operations at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, on March 9 through March 12, 1966. 

Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions while serving as a Machine gunner with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.  Specialist Four Sloat distinguished himself during combat operations in the vicinity of Hawk Hill Fire Base, Republic of Vietnam, on January 17, 1970.  Dr. William Sloat of Enid, Oklahoma, will accept the Medal of Honor on his brother’s behalf.  The President’s remarks in the East Room are open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to RSVP has closed.

In the evening, the President will attend a DSCC event in Washington, DC. This event is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:30 AM

The President meets with Secretary of Education Duncan; the Vice President also attends

The Roosevelt Room Closed Press

11:45 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

1:50 PM

The President awards Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat, the Medal of Honor

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 12:00PM—Final Gather 1:25PM—North Doors of the Palm Room

5:20 PM

The President attends a DSCC event

The Jefferson Hotel Closed Press In-Town Travel Pool Call Time 4:40PM – 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: FOX
Print: Real Clear Politics
Radio: CBS

September 12, 2014

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 President will deliver remarks at an AmeriCorps Pledge ceremony on the South Lawn to mark the 20th anniversary of the national service program. Joining him will be President Clinton, who established the program and swore in the first class in 1994. The President’s remarks are open press. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Baltimore, Maryland. The departure from the South Lawn is open press and there will be travel pool coverage of the President’s arrival in Baltimore. Following his arrival, the President will visit and tour Fort McHenry. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour. In the evening, the President will attend a DSCC event at a private residence in Baltimore, Maryland. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only. Following this event, the President will depart Baltimore en route Washington, DC. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s departure and his arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.
All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:20 AM

The President delivers remarks at the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Event

South Lawn Open Press (Pre-Set 8:30AM, Final Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:20 PM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 3:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:40 PM

The President arrives Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland, Baltimore Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 2:00PM – Stakeout Location)

3:55 PM

The President tours Fort McHenry

Maryland, Baltimore Travel Pool Coverage

5:35 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DSCC event

Maryland, Private Residence-Baltimore Travel Pool Coverage Print Pool for Remarks Only

6:30 PM

The President departs Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland, Baltimore Travel Pool Coverage

6:50 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 6:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:30 PM

The Vice President attends an event at Brazos Hall for the Democratic National Committee

Austin, Texas Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: NY Post
Radio: ABC
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 2:00PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Times

September 11, 2014

The Schedule

All times ET

8:45 AM

The President, Vice President, First Lady, and White House staff observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

South Lawn Pooled Press Pooled Press (Pre-set 8:00AM; Final Gather 8:25AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:30 AM

The President and First Lady attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony

The Pentagon Memorial Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 8:55AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:55 PM

The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell

Oval Office Closed Press

5:20 PM

The President and First Lady participate in a service project

Washington D.C. Area Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 4:40PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:45AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: NY Daily News
Radio: VOA

September 11, 2014

The Schedule

All times ET

8:45 AM

The President, Vice President, First Lady, and White House staff observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

South Lawn Pooled Press Pooled Press (Pre-set 8:00AM; Final Gather 8:25AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:30 AM

The President and First Lady attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony

The Pentagon Memorial Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 8:55AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:55 PM

The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell

Oval Office Closed Press

5:20 PM

The President and First Lady participate in a service project

Washington D.C. Area Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 4:40PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:45AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: NY Daily News
Radio: VOA

September 11, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and White House staff will gather on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The moment of silence is pooled press.

Afterward, the President and First Lady will travel to the Pentagon Memorial to attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony. There will be in-town travel pool coverage.

In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will participate in a service project in the Washington, DC area to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. There will be in-town travel pool coverage.

All times ET

8:45 AM

The President, Vice President, First Lady, and White House staff observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

South Lawn Pooled Press Pooled Press (Pre-set 8:00AM; Final Gather 8:25AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:30 AM

The President and First Lady attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony

The Pentagon Memorial Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 8:55AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:55 PM

The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell

Oval Office Closed Press

5:20 PM

The President and First Lady participate in a service project

Washington D.C. Area Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 4:40PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:45AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: NY Daily News
Radio: VOA