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President Obama official schedule and guidance, March 3, 2010. Health speech

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Office of the Press Secretary
March 2, 2010


In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks about moving forward into the final stage of the health insurance reform debate. He will reiterate why reform is so crucial and what it will mean for American families and businesses: they will have more control over their own health care, they will see lower costs, and they will see an end to insurance company abuses. The President will note that his proposal includes the best ideas from both parties, and he will restate his preference for a comprehensive bill that will reduce premiums and end discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. The President will urge Congress to move swiftly toward votes on this legislation. This event is open press.

Later, the President will meet with the National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Bobby Barrera, who will present the President with an award for his work on Advance Appropriations. The President will later meet with Commander of the American Legion Clarence Hill to discuss his veterans and wounded warrior policy agenda for the year. These meetings are closed press.

In the evening, the President will host a reception for Members of Congress in the Blue Room to thank them for their efforts to restore statutory pay-as-you-go. The Vice President will also attend. This event is closed press. A list of Members of Congress attending the reception will be released tomorrow afternoon.

Also tomorrow at 1:00PM EST, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join other top Administration officials in hosting a Clean Energy Economy Forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with business and community leaders as well as state and local officials from across the country. The discussion will focus on opportunities to create jobs, expand business opportunities, and drive innovation and economic development by building more efficient, more livable communities. The Administration officials will also reiterate the need for a comprehensive energy and climate legislation that will help America transition to a clean energy economy, create millions of jobs and enhance America's competitiveness. This event is open press (Pre-set 12:30PM - Final Gather 12:45PM - Stakeout Location). It will also be streamed live online at

In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: MediaNews
Radio: NPR
Travel Photo: TIME


9:30AM Pool Call Time

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on health care reform
East Room
Open Press (Pre-set 12:45PM - Final Gather 1:15PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:05PM THE PRESIDENT meets with National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Bobby Barrera
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:35PM THE PRESIDENT meets with American Legion Commander Clarence Hill
Oval Office
Closed Press

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT hosts reception for Members of Congress to thank them for their efforts to restore statutory pay-as-you-go
Blue Room
Closed Press


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