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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Jan. 28, 2010. Tampa town hall

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Office of the Press Secretary



January 27, 2010



In the morning, the President will travel to Tampa, Florida. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at MacDill Air Force Base are open press.

The President and the Vice President will then tour a maintenance hangar and greet crewmembers working on a KC-135 Stratotanker. The aircraft refuels other planes in-air and has recently been involved in refueling planes participating in flying aid missions to and from Haiti. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour.

The President and the Vice President will hold a town hall meeting at the University of Tampa Bob Martinez Sports Center, where they will announce $8 billion in Recovery Act awards to lay the groundwork for a nationwide high-speed rail system that will create jobs and transform travel in America. This event is open press.

The President will return to Washington, DC later in the afternoon. The departure from MacDill Air Force Base and the arrival at the White House are open press.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder will join private sector leaders, law enforcement personnel and health care experts for a landmark National Summit on health care fraud. The summit is the first national gathering on health care fraud between law enforcement and the private and public sectors and is part of the Obama Administration's coordinated effort to fight health care fraud. The summit begins at 9:00AM EST and ends at 4:00PM EST and will be held at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Credentialed media interested in attending the Summit must pre-register. To register, visit

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Newsday

Radio: Talk Radio

Travel Photo: TIME

Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: New York Times

Radio: NPR

Travel Photo: New York Times


8:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:20AM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-set 9:00AM - Final Gather 9:10AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Tampa, Florida

Out-of-Town Travel Pool (Call Time 8:20AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

11:50AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Tampa, Florida

MacDill Air Force Base

Open Press

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT tour a maintenance hangar

MacDill Air Force Base

Travel Pool Coverage

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT hold town hall meeting

University of Tampa Bob Martinez Sports Center

Open Press

2:55PM THE PRESIDENT departs Tampa, Florida en route Andrews Air Force Base

MacDill Air Force Base

Open Press

4:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at The White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-set 4:30PM - Final Gather 4:45PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton will gaggle aboard Air Force One


1 Comment

The meeting with the President and Vice President of The United States was totally wonderful. Many people who had tickets were not able to get in as it turned out. I had a wonderful view of the podium. The crowd was very enthusiastic and supportive and had some hard pressing questions for both at the end of the program. They were very generous to answer 8 questions and to go among the crowd shaking hands and greeting people. They are bringing government to the people and encouraging the people to actively work with their representatives and senators to bring about responsible government. I don't see how the GOP or anyone else can possibly admit to being "unfazed" by Obama's State of the Union address. Talk about a party living in denial. This meeting at UT's Martinez Sports Complex was totally cool.

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