Obama guidance and press schedule Feb. 27, 28, 2016

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Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2016

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2016

On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

Saturday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Daily Caller

Radio: NPR

Sunday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Dallas Morning News

Radio: SRN

Saturday, February 27, 2016

EST

10:30AM Pool Call Time

Sunday, February 28, 2016

EST

10:30AM Pool Call Time

Schedule for the Week of February 29, 2016

On Monday, the President will present the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy. Senior Chief Byers will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012.

On Tuesday, the President will meet with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate and the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Oval Office to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia. Expected attendees include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Patrick Leahy.

On Wednesday, 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.

Afterward, the President will welcome the University of Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House to honor the team on their victory in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship.

On Thursday, the President will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to celebrate the city’s victory in the Healthy Communities Challenge, a competition between 20 cities to increase the number of Americans with health insurance during the latest Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period. Milwaukee is a great example of how communities can come together to ensure that Americans have the health care they deserve, and the President looks forward to visiting the city and meeting with people who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act. Further details regarding the President’s travel to Wisconsin will be available in the coming days.

On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

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