President Obama official schedule Oct. 28, 2009 Signs Defense bill

SHARE President Obama official schedule Oct. 28, 2009 Signs Defense bill
SHARE President Obama official schedule Oct. 28, 2009 Signs Defense bill

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 27, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press. The President will then deliver remarks at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of former Senator Edward William Brooke at the U.S. Capitol. This event is open press.

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will have lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press. The President will then host a meeting with the co-chairmen of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB) and the senior leadership of the intelligence community in the Cabinet Room. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting where he will introduce the co-chairmen of the PIAB. The Vice President will also attend this meeting.

Later, the President will sign the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 in the Rose Garden. He will deliver brief remarks and will be joined by the Vice President, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Members of Congress, and others. This event is open press. The President and the Vice President will then meet with Secretary Gates in the Oval Office. The President will also meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the evening, the President will attend a commemorative tree planting on the North Portico. There will be a pool spray of the planting. The President will later host a reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the East Room. He will deliver brief remarks and will be joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, civil rights community leaders and others. This event is open press.

Also tomorrow, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host a Clean Energy Economy Forum with stakeholders from around the country at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner and other top Administration officials will also be featured speakers at the forum, which will include a focus on science, innovation, and job creation in the emerging clean energy economy. The forum will be webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov/live and will be opened up even further to the public through Facebook, where an innovative White House application will allow the public to watch and discuss the event live. The White House will be monitoring the chat, taking questions, and incorporating feedback from chat participants during the event. The event is open press; pre-set is 8:45AM and final gather is at 9:15AM at the stakeout location outside the West Wing.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: St. Petersburg Times

Radio: NPR

Travel Photo: TIME

EDT

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of former Senator Edward William Brooke

U.S. Capitol

Open Press (Travel Pool Gather Time 10:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch

Private Dining Room

Closed Press

1:20PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT host meeting with the co-chairmen of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the senior leadership of the intelligence community

Cabinet Room

Pool spray at the top (Gather Time 1:10PM – Briefing Room)

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT signs the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

Rose Garden

Open Press (Pre-set 1:30PM – Final Gather 2:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates

Oval Office

Closed Press

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT attends commemorative tree planting

North Portico

Pool spray (Gather Time 5:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

6:05PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 4:45PM – Final Gather 5:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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