Obama guidance & press schedule, April 3, 2014: Greets Olympians

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President Barack Obama briefs congressional leaders on his trip to Europe and the situation in Ukraine on Thursday and greets 2014 Sochi Winter games Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the White House.


Office of the Press Secretary


April 2, 2014



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 meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Following lunch, the President and First Lady will welcome members of the United States teams and delegations from the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi to the White House.  The President and the First Lady’s remarks in the East Room are open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will sign H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, into law. There will be a pool spray of the signing in the Oval Office.

In the evening, the President and Vice President will meet with the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Leadership to discuss his recent trip to Europe and the ongoing situation in the Ukraine.  The meeting will take place in the Oval Office.  This meeting is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Daily Beast

Radio: CBS


9:30AM  In-Town Pool Call Time

10:30AM  THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:35PM  THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch

Private Dining Room

Closed Press

3:20PM  THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 2:15PM – Gather Time 2:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:00 PM  THE PRESIDENT holds a bill signing

Oval Office

Pool Spray (Final Gather 3:45 PM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

6:00PM  THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Leadership

Oval Office

Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

12:00PM  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney



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