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President Obama official schedule and guidance, April 22, 2009. Iowa dayatrip


Office of the Press Secretary
April 21, 2009


In the morning, President Obama will travel to Iowa. Secretary Vilsack will accompany him. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at the Des Moines International Airport are open press.

The President will receive a tour and meet with workers at Trinity Structural Towers, the former Maytag plant which now houses a green manufacturing facility that produces towers for wind energy production, in Newton. Iowa, a leader in wind energy, is a perfect example of how a community can rebuild a local economy with investments in clean energy and efficiency. Trinity employs dozens of former Maytag employees and is part of the revitalization of a town hard hit by the closing of the Maytag plant.

Following the tour, President Obama will deliver remarks discussing components of his comprehensive energy plan, which include promoting clean energy innovation to help end our dependence on foreign oil, creating millions of new jobs, and preventing the worst consequences of climate change.

The President will depart Iowa in the afternoon and return to Washington, DC in the evening. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

Also tomorrow, as part of the procurement process of a new White House Office fleet of vehicles, the White House has invited Chrysler, GM, and Ford to participate in a green vehicle market research day. Members of the press interested in being escorted to view the vehicles should meet at the stakeout location at 9:15AM EDT.

Intown Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Politico
Radio: SRN
Magazine Photo: Newsweek

Out of Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Politico
Radio: NPR


9:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-Set 9:15AM - Final Gather 9:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Des Moines, IA
Air Force One
Out of Town Travel Pool (Call Time 7:45AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Des Moines, IA
Des Moines International Airport
Open Press

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT tours Trinity Structural Towers Manufacturing Plant
Newton, IA
Out of Town Travel Pool

1:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Trinity Structural Towers Manufacturing Plant
Newton, IA
Open Press

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Des Moines, IA en route Andrews Air Force Base
Des Moines International Airport
Open Press
5:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at The White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-Set 5:00PM - Final Gather 5:15PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will gaggle on Air Force One en route Des Moines, IA.



This will be a good event to follow today. thanks

I think that we should pay attention not only to environmental problems here but also across the world. Specifically, developing nations already have tremendous environmental issues, and they will disproportionately bear the burden of global warming (largely caused by us). To address these problems, the U.S. needs to increase its foreign aid budget. The Borgen Project has good info on the estimated cost of ending global poverty:

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.

$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget.

Mr. President. Here is a good place to start.

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