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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 18, 2010. Dalai Lama, Denver, Las Vegas

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2010

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This briefing is closed press.

The President and the Vice President will then meet with the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. The President will then deliver remarks and sign an executive order creating the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in the Diplomatic Reception Room. The Vice President will also attend. This event is pooled press.

Later, the President will meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Map Room. This meeting is closed press. An official photograph from the meeting will be released on www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Denver, Colorado. He will deliver remarks at a grassroots fundraiser for Senator Bennet at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. This event is open press. The President will also deliver remarks at a fundraising reception for Senator Bennet at the Sheraton Hotel. There will be travel pool coverage of the President's remarks.

The President will then travel to Las Vegas, Nevada. The arrival at McCarran International Airport is open press. He will later attend a DNC fundraising dinner at a private home; no formal remarks are planned. This dinner is closed press.

Also tomorrow at 11:30AM EST, at HHS Headquarters in Washington, DC, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will unveil a new report on health insurance premium increases, including requested increases in Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington. The report comes shortly after Anthem Blue Cross announced plans to raise rates on its California customers by as much as 39 percent. The event is open to members of the media and will be webcast live at www.HealthReform.gov.


In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Christian Science Monitor
Radio: AP
Travel Photo: New York Times

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Post
Radio: NPR
Travel Photo: New York Times


EST

9:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs an executive order establishing the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Diplomatic Reception Room
Pooled Press (Pre-set 9:00AM - Final Gather 9:45AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Map Room
Closed Press

1:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Aurora, Colorado
In-Town Travel Pool - Gather Time 12:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room
Out-of-Town Travel Pool - Call Time 12:00PM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base

MST

2:50PM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Aurora, Colorado
Buckley Air Force Base
Open Press

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a grassroots fundraiser for Senator Bennet
Fillmore Auditorium, Denver
Open Press

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a fundraising reception for Senator Bennet
Sheraton Hotel, Denver
Travel Pool Coverage

5:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs Aurora, Colorado en route Las Vegas, Nevada
Buckley Air Force Base
Open Press

PST

6:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
Open Press


Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will gaggle on Air Force One


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