WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Tuesday meets with departing Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel and then travels to the Walter Reed military medical facility in Bethesda to meet with wounded soldiers, get a briefing on Ebola vaccine research and pitch for Congress to approve more funding to combat Ebola.

 

Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the morning, the President will meet with 12 regionally diverse tribal leaders from across the country to engage directly on issues important to Indian country, ahead of the Tribal Nation’s Conference on Wednesday. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

 

Afterward, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the President will travel to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to visit with wounded service members. This visit is closed press.

 

Afterward, the President will tour the Vaccine Research Center and deliver remarks at the National Institutes of Health to congratulate Drs. Francis Collins and Tony Fauci and their teams on the first published results from Phase 1 clinical trials of a promising Ebola vaccine candidate, and to discuss progress on other fronts on the fight against Ebola. Additionally, the President will use the visit to make the case for prompt Congressional action on his emergency funding request to combat Ebola at home and abroad. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour, and the President’s remarks are pooled for television and open to limited pre-credentialed still photographers and correspondents.

 

In the evening, the President will attend a DNC Roundtable. This event at the St. Regis is closed press.

 

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: Scripps Howard

Radio: FOX

 

EST

 

9:30AM          In-Town Pool Call Time

 

10:00AM        THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

 

10:50AM        THE PRESIDENT meets with tribal leaders

Roosevelt Room

Closed Press

 

11:45AM        THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel

Oval Office

Closed Press

 

2:20PM           THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 1:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)  

 

2:30PM            THE PRESIDENT arrives Bethesda, Maryland

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 12:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

 

2:40PM           THE PRESIDENT visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Closed Press

 

4:20PM           THE PRESIDENT tours the Vaccine Research Center

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Travel Pool Coverage

 

5:05PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Pooled for Television and Open to Limited Pre-Credentialed Still Photographers and Correspondents

 

5:55PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House     

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

 

6:05PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House   

South Lawn   

Open Press (Final Gather 5:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

 

6:55PM           THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC Roundtable

St. Regis, Washington, DC

Closed Press (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 6:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

 

Briefing Schedule

 

12:45PM         Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

 

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