THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2009
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
In the morning, as a follow up to the small business announcement last week that would increase the caps for existing SBA loans and give smaller banks better access to TARP funding to encourage more lending, the President will deliver remarks in the South Court of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and small business owners and organizations from across the country on the Administration's plan to help small businesses, including increased access to capital and health reform that gives small businesses the ability to control health costs. This event is pooled press.
In the afternoon, the President will meet with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.
Later, the President will meet with Senator Patrick Leahy in the Oval Office. The meeting is closed press. The President will then sign the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act in the Oval Office. The First Lady will also attend. The signing is closed press. The President will also meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
The President will then meet with representatives of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus on health insurance reform in the Roosevelt Room. This meeting is closed press.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Scripps Howard
Travel Photo: New York Times
9:30AM Pool Call Time
11:50AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the Administration's plan to help small businesses
EEOB South Court
Pooled Press (Pre-Set 11:00AM - Final Gather 11:25AM - Stakeout Location)
1:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore
Pool spray at the top (Gather Time 1:40PM - Briefing Room)
2:40PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Patrick Leahy
3:15PM THE PRESIDENT signs the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
3:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
5:05PM THE PRESIDENT meets with representatives of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
TBD Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs