THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2009
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. The President and the Vice President will receive the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
The President and the Vice President will join Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, Senator Jim Webb, former Senator John Warner and other administration officials at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia to mark the implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The bill honors the countless sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform by providing them with comprehensive educational benefits. On August 1st, the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin distributing tuition payments to schools participating in the program. The event is open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to request credentials has already passed.
After returning to the White House, the President will meet one-on-one with His Highness Shaykh Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting. The President and the Vice President will then have lunch with the Amir in the Old Family Dining Room. The lunch is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. He will then meet with Senator Tom Harkin in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Washington Times
Magazine Photo: TIME
9:00AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
9:50AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Economic Daily Briefing
11:05AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the Post-9/11 GI Bill
George Mason University
Open to pre-credentialed media (Travel Pool Gather Time 10:10AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with His Highness Shaykh Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait
Pool spray at the top (Gather time 12:25PM - Briefing Room)
12:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch with the Amir of the State of Kuwait
Old Family Dining Room
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
3:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Tom Harkin
1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs