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February 20, 2014

The Schedule

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Democratic Governors Association dinner in Washington, DC.

All times ET

1:50 AM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

2:05 AM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:00 PM

The Vice President meets with members of the Cabinet to discuss ways to identify job skills that match the demands of American companies, while creating training programs to teach those skills across the country

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top

5:35 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions at the Democratic Governors Association dinner

The St. Regis, Washington DC Print Pool

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

February 18, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he will deliver remarks on the economy at the Safeway Distribution Center. These remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with leaders from African American civil rights groups to discuss how his Administration can continue to partner with them on issues including criminal justice reform, income inequality and the Affordable Care Act. There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President will host cast and crew members of the movie The Monuments Men at the White House. This screening is closed press.

All times ET

11:20 AM

The President delivers remarks

Safeway Distribution Center - Upper Marlboro Maryland Open to pre-credentialed media

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

2:50 PM

The President meets with leaders from African American civil rights groups

Roosevelt Room Pool Spray

3:00 PM

The Vice President holds a listening session with college students as part of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top

4:05 PM

The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel

Oval Office Closed Press

5:45 PM

The President hosts a screening of The Monuments Men at the White House

The Family Theatre Closed Press

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

February 14, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Maryland. The departure from the South Lawn will be open press and the President’s remarks will be open to pre-credentialed media.

Following the conference, the President will travel to the Fresno, California area to discuss ongoing efforts to respond to the severe drought. As part of his visit, the President will participate in a roundtable with community leaders, tour a local farm and deliver remarks. The arrival and departure of Air Force One are open to pre-credentialed members of the media, but closed to the public. There will be a pool spray of the roundtable and travel pool coverage of the President’s tour and remarks.

In the evening, the President will travel to Rancho Mirage, California, for a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at Sunnylands, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Estate. The United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan are close friends and historic partners that have worked together to promote peace, prosperity, and reform. The President looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-Jordan strategic partnership and to consult on regional developments. The arrival of Air Force One is open to pre-credentialed members of the media, but closed to the public. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The President departs the White House en route Cambridge, MD

South Lawn Open Press

10:40 AM

The President delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference

Maryland, Hyatt Regency - Cambridge Open to pre-credentialed media

10:50 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

12:15 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Fresno, California

Travel Pool Coverage

5:30 PM

The President arrives Fresno, California

Fresno Yosemite International Airport Open Press

6:15 PM

The President takes part in a roundtable with community leaders

San Luis Water Facility - Firebaugh California Travel Pool Spray

7:15 PM

The President tours a local farm

Private Residence - Los Banos California Travel Pool Coverage

7:30 PM

The President delivers remarks

Private Residence - Los Banos California Travel Pool Coverage

8:35 PM

The President departs Fresno, California

Fresno Yosemite International Airport Open Press

9:35 PM

The President arrives Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs International Airport Open Press

10:35 PM

The President greets His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands - Rancho Mirage California Travel Pool Coverage

10:50 PM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands - Rancho Mirage California Travel Pool Spray

11:10 PM

The President holds a working dinner with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands - Rancho Mirage California Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: VOA
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 8:15 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: CS Monitor

February 13, 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.
All times ET

11:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive 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: NBC
Print: USA Today
Radio: Talk Radio

February 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.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for all workers and sign an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally funded employees on new contracts a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. This event in the East Room is open press.

All times ET

11:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

2:00 PM

The President delivers remarks and signs an Executive Order

East Room Open Press

6:00 PM

The Vice President attends a campaign event for Alex Sink

Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Tribune
Radio: Sirius XM

February 11, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the First Lady officially will welcome President Hollande of France to the White House. The Vice President will also attend the arrival ceremony on the South Lawn, which is open to pre-credentialed press.  The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Hollande in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.  The President will then hold an expanded bilateral meeting with President Hollande and the Official U.S. and Official French Delegations in the Cabinet Room. The Vice President will also attend.  This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a joint press conference with President Hollande in the East Room.  The press conference is open to pre-credentialed press; however, the deadline to request media credentials has passed. Following the joint press conference, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel. The President will then meet with senior advisors. These meetings in the Oval Office are closed press. 

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome President Hollande at the North Portico.  This arrival is pooled for TV and correspondents and open to pre-credentialed still photographers.  The deadline to request media credentials has passed.  The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with President Hollande of France on the Grand Staircase. This is pooled press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of President Hollande on the South Lawn. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend.  The President and President Hollande 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 President Hollande on the South Lawn.  There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

All times ET

9:00 AM

The President, Vice President, and First Lady welcome President Hollande to the White House

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media

10:00 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Hollande

Oval Office Pool Spray

11:05 AM

The President holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Hollande and Official U.S. and Official French Delegations; the Vice President also attends

Cabinet Room Closed Press

12:00 PM

The President and President Hollande hold a joint press conference

The East Room Open to pre-credentialed media

12:15 PM

The Vice President swears in John Walsh as Senator of Montana

U.S. Capitol

1:15 PM

The Vice President and Secretary of State John Kerry host a lunch in honor of President Hollande

Department of State Open to pre-credentialed media

1:15 PM

The Vice President and Secretary of State John Kerry host a lunch in honor of President Hollande

Department of State Open to pre-credentialed media

2:00 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel

Oval Office Closed Press

3:30 PM

The President meets with senior advisors

Oval Office Closed Press

6:55 PM

The President and First Lady welcome President Hollande

North Portico Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents Open to Pre-credentialed Still Photographers

7:30 PM

The President and First Lady take official photo with President Hollande

Grand Staircase Pooled Press

8:40 PM

The President and First Lady attend the State Dinner with President Hollande; the President and President Hollande each deliver a toast; the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also attend

South Lawn Pooled Press

10:00 PM

The President and First Lady attend the State Dinner Reception with President Hollande

South Lawn Pooled Press

February 10, 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.

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, as part of the State Visit of President François Hollande to the United States, President Obama and President Hollande will travel to Charlottesville, Virginia. There will be in-town travel pool coverage of the departure from the West Slope of the Washington Monument, and the arrival at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Charlottesville, the President and President Hollande will tour Monticello and deliver remarks. As the residence of Thomas Jefferson, one of the United States’ earliest envoys to France, Monticello reflects Jefferson’s affection for the people of France, the long-standing relations between our two democracies, and the shared values we hold dear:  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There will be out-of-town travel pool coverage of the tour and remarks.

Afterward, the President and President Hollande depart Charlottesville en route Washington, DC. The departure from Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and there will be in-town travel pool coverage of the arrival on the West Slope of the Washington Monument.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The President 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

1:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

2:50 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

Washington Monument - West Slope Travel Pool Coverage

3:15 PM

The President and President Hollande depart Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

3:55 PM

The President and President Hollande arrive Charlottesville Airport

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

4:30 PM

The President and President Hollande tour Monticello

Virginia, Monticello - Charlottesville Travel Pool Coverage

5:15 PM

The President and President Hollande deliver remarks

Virginia, Monticello - Charlottesville Travel Pool Coverage

6:05 PM

The President and President Hollande depart Charlottesville

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

6:55 PM

The President and President Hollande arrive Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

7:20 PM

The President arrives the White House

Travel Pool Coverage

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Scripps Howard
Radio: NPR
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 1:45 PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Wall Street Journal

February 10, 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.

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, as part of the State Visit of President François Hollande to the United States, President Obama and President Hollande will travel to Charlottesville, Virginia. There will be in-town travel pool coverage of the departure from the West Slope of the Washington Monument, and the arrival at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Charlottesville, the President and President Hollande will tour Monticello and deliver remarks. As the residence of Thomas Jefferson, one of the United States’ earliest envoys to France, Monticello reflects Jefferson’s affection for the people of France, the long-standing relations between our two democracies, and the shared values we hold dear:  life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There will be out-of-town travel pool coverage of the tour and remarks.

Afterward, the President and President Hollande depart Charlottesville en route Washington, DC. The departure from Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and there will be in-town travel pool coverage of the arrival on the West Slope of the Washington Monument.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The President 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

1:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

2:50 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

Washington Monument - West Slope Travel Pool Coverage

3:15 PM

The President and President Hollande depart Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

3:55 PM

The President and President Hollande arrive Charlottesville Airport

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

4:30 PM

The President and President Hollande tour Monticello

Virginia, Monticello - Charlottesville Travel Pool Coverage

5:15 PM

The President and President Hollande deliver remarks

Virginia, Monticello - Charlottesville Travel Pool Coverage

6:05 PM

The President and President Hollande depart Charlottesville

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

6:55 PM

The President and President Hollande arrive Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

7:20 PM

The President arrives the White House

Travel Pool Coverage

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Scripps Howard
Radio: NPR
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 1:45 PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Wall Street Journal

February 7, 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 will travel to Lansing, Michigan. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Capital Region International Airport are open press.

In the afternoon, the President will tour the Michigan Biotechnology Institute where the President will see firsthand what institutions are doing to create jobs and drive innovation that benefits farmers, ranchers, our rural communities, and our nation as a whole. There will be out-of-town travel pool coverage of the President’s tour. Following the tour, the President will deliver remarks at Michigan State University on the importance of the Farm Bill to America’s economy. Following his remarks, the President will sign the bipartisan Agriculture Act of 2014 into law. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Lansing, Michigan en route Washington, DC. The departure from Capital Region International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

All times ET

9:45 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:30 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press

10:45 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

12:15 PM

The President arrives Michigan

Capital Region International Airport Open Press

12:45 PM

The President tours Michigan Biotechnology Institute

Michigan, Lansing Travel Pool Coverage

2:10 PM

The President delivers remarks and signs the bipartisan Agriculture Act of 2014

Michigan, Michigan State University, East Lansing Open to pre-credentialed media

3:15 PM

The President departs Michigan

Capital Region International Airport Open Press

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

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Roll Call
Radio: CBS
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Times

February 6, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President, the Vice President, and the First Lady will attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. The President will deliver remarks. This event is pooled press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Martelly of Haiti in the Oval Office. The meeting serves as an opportunity to discuss President Martelly’s vision for promoting economic growth and further strengthening Haiti’s democracy. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

All times ET

8:00 AM

The President, the Vice President, and the First Lady attend the National Prayer Breakfast; the President delivers remarks

Washington Hilton Pooled Press

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

1:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at an event highlighting the need for infrastructure investment and unveiling Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive

30th Street Station Open Press

2:15 PM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Martelly of Haiti

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Regional Reporters
Radio: AURN