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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Oct. 22, 2009. Pelosi, Clinton, Afghanistan

Updated 9:03 eastern time

UPDATED: Later in the afternoon, the President will meet separately with Senator Webb and Senator Leahy in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Webb

Oval Office

Closed Press

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Leahy

Oval Office

Closed Press

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This briefing is closed press. The President will then meet with Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, via videoconference in the Situation Room. This meeting is closed press.

The President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Later, the President will meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will sign into law the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which guarantees a timely and predictable flow of funding for Department of Veterans Affairs medical care. He will deliver brief remarks and be joined by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, Members of Congress, and leaders from various Veterans Service Organizations in the East Room ceremony. This event is open press.

Later, the President will meet separately with Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

Also tomorrow, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will host a Clean Energy Economy Forum with business leaders from around the country at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 12:30 PM EDT. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other Administration officials will also be featured speakers at the forum, which will include a focus on ensuring American competitiveness and leadership in the emerging clean energy economy. This event is open press; pre-set is at 12:00PM and final gather is at 12:15PM at the stakeout location. The event will also be webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: New York Post

Radio: VOA

Travel Photo: TIME

EDT

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, via videoconference

Situation Room

Closed Press

11:05AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Speaker Nancy Pelosi for lunch

Private Dining Room

Closed Press

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT signs the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 1:15PM – Final Gather 1:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner

Oval Office

Closed Press

3:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Oval Office

Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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