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Below, from the White House….


Office of the Press Secretary


February 17, 2016



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

Later in the morning, the President will welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to the White House to honor the team on their 2015 Stanley Cup victory. This event in the East Room will be open press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with a group of civil rights leaders to discuss a range of issues, including the Administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform, building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve and the President’s priorities during his final year in office. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will host a reception celebrating African American History Month in the East Room. There will be pool coverage of this reception.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Washington Post

Radio: Sirius XM


9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT honors the 2015 NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks

East Room

Open Press (Pre-Set 9:50AM; Final Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

2:05PM THE PRESIDENT meets with African American faith and civil rights leaders

The Roosevelt Room

Pool Spray at the Bottom (Gather Time 2:45PM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a reception in recognition of African American History Month

The East Room

Pooled Press (Final Gather 4:00PM—North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest


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