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Obama guidance, press schedule Feb. 24, 2016. Jordan's King Abdullah, honoring Ray Charles

President Barack Obama in Rancho Mirage, California where Monday he is hosting an ASEAN meeting. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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

Print: Buzzfeed

Radio: AURN

EST

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

Oval Office

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

Oval Office

Closed Press

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT signs H.R. 1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015

Oval Office

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

Oval Office

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”

East Room

Pooled Press (Pre-Set 5:30PM; Final Gather 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30 PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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