Below, from the White House…
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2016
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDENSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
In the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan; the Vice President will also attend. During their meeting, the President and King Abdullah will discuss efforts to counter ISIL, resolve the Syrian conflict, address the needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and how the U.S. can continue to support the Kingdom’s generosity in hosting these refugees, and assist Jordan as it continues its political and economic reform initiatives. They will also discuss how best to advance prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other issues of mutual interest. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office.
In the afternoon, the President will meet with the Veterans of Foreign War’s National Commander John Biedrzycki and Executive Director Bob Wallace in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will sign H.R. 1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015 and H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. There will be pool sprays of both signings in the Oval Office.
In the evening, the President and First Lady will invite top contemporary artists to the White House as part of its “In Performance at the White House” series. The event celebrates the iconic singer, songwriter, composer and musician Ray Charles. The program will include performances by Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Anthony Hamilton, Brittany Howard, Demi Lovato, Sam Moore, Jussie Smollett, The Band Perry and Usher with Rickey Minor as executive music director. The President’s remarks will be pooled press, and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
Pool Spray at the Bottom (Gather Time 11:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the Veterans of Foreign War’s National Commander John Biedrzycki and Executive Director Bob Wallace
4:15PM THE PRESIDENT signs H.R. 1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015
Pool Spray (Final Gather 4:00PM– Brady Press Briefing Room)
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT signs H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Pool Spray (Final Gather 4:30PM– Brady Press Briefing Room)
7:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host “In Performance at the White House”
Pooled Press (Pre-Set 5:30PM; Final Gather 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:30 PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest