THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will have lunch at the White House with the Democratic and Republican leaders in both houses of Congress to discuss ongoing efforts to find common ground on legislative priorities that will create jobs and strengthen America’s economy. The lunch in the Private Dining Room is closed press.
In the evening, the President and First Lady will host a dinner at the White House to honor our Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn and to honor their families. This dinner–an expression of the nation’s gratitude for the achievements and enormous sacrifices of the brave Americans who served in the Iraq War and of the families who supported them–will include men and women in uniform from all ranks, services, states and backgrounds, representative of the many thousands of Americans who served in Iraq. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of the President’s remarks in the East Room.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: New York Daily News
10:00AM Pool Call Time
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch with Congressional Leadership
Private Dining Room
8:20PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a dinner in honor of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn and their families; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend
Pooled Press for Remarks Only (Final Gather 7:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
**Pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**
1:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney