THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2009
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will hold a national discussion on health care through an online town hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. In addition to the live audience, questions will come from online communities such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett will moderate the town hall. This event is open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to apply for credentials has passed.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's data for 2006, single employees in Virginia pay the highest percentage of premiums (24%) through employer plans in the country. Virginia is tied with several other states for the third highest percentage (31%) paid for family coverage through employer plans. More detailed statistics about how Virginia families and businesses are struggling with the high cost of health care are available HERE.
Later, the President will sign S. 614, a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots, in the Oval Office. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was established during World War II. From 1942 to 1943, more than a thousand women joined, flying sixty million miles of non-combat military missions. Of the women who received their wings as Women Airforce Service Pilots, approximately 300 are living today. The bill signing is closed press, but a photo will be posted on the White House Flickr site.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Washington Examiner
Magazine Photo: New York Times
9:00AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
9:50AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
1:15PM THE PRESIDENT holds national discussion on health care through online town hall
Northern Virginia Community College
Open to pre-credentialed media (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 12:25PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT signs S.614, a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots
12:15PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs