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Obama schedule, guidance, May 21, 2014. Eric Shinseki, Seahawks

WASHINGTON — Taking a more aggressive approach to the Veterans Administration health treatment scandal, President Barack Obama on Wednesday added to his schedule a morning meeting with embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and Deputy Chief of Staff Ron Nabors,who Obama detailed to the VA in the wake of reports of deadly health treatment delays and cooked books at a VA facilites in Phoenix. Later, Obama meets with the Seattle Seahawks and a crop of new ambassadors to the U.S.

Below, from the White House….

UPDATED:

In the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shinseki and Rob Nabors in the Oval Office to receive an update on the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This meeting will be closed press.

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary Shinseki and Rob Nabors

Oval Office

Closed Press

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014

In the morning, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:

His Excellency Hassane Mahamat Nasser, Ambassador of the Republic of Chad

His Excellency Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia

His Excellency Awang Adek bin Hussin, Ambassador of Malaysia

His Excellency Domingos Sarmento Alves, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

His Excellency Serdar Kilic, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey

His Excellency Ernest Ndabashinze, Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi

His Excellency Hans Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

His Excellency Jorge Alberto Milla Reyes, Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras

His Excellency Juan Gabriel Valdes Soublette, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile

His Excellency Omar Arouna, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin

Her Excellency Makurita Baaro, Ambassador of the Republic of Kiribati

His Excellency Farhod Salim, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVIII victory. This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities. This event in the East Room is open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the afternoon, the President will host an event at the Department of the Interior where he will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in south-central New Mexico. This event is pooled for TV and open to limited pre-credentialed media.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: National Journal

Radio: SRN

EDT

9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony

Oval Office

Closed Press

2:10PM THE PRESIDENT honors the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks

East Room

Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 11:30AM – Final Gather 1:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:10PM THE PRESIDENT deliver remarks on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation

Department of Interior

Pooled for TV, Open to Limited Pre-Credentialed Media (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 3:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney