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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Aug. 4, 2010. AFL-CIO speech, to Chicago

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Office of the Press Secretary
August 3, 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.

Later in the morning, President Obama will deliver remarks to the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting at the Washington Convention Center. The President's remarks are pooled press. The President will discuss the steps we have taken to rebuild the economy and create jobs, and the fact that while we have a long way to go, we are headed in the right direction. The President will continue to lay out the choice we face on the economy today: whether to move forward on new ways to create jobs and strengthen our recovery, or go back to the failed policies of the past that led to a decade of economic insecurity for the middle class, culminating in a recession that has cost 8 million jobs.

Later, the President will have lunch with Senators in the Roosevelt Room. This lunch is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and present the 2010 Citizens Medal to 13 winners from across the country at an event in the East Room. For 40 years, the Presidential Citizens Medal has recognized Americans who have "performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens." This Medal is among the highest honors a President can bestow, and it stands as a token of gratitude to those who represent what is best about this Nation. The President's remarks are open press.

Later, the President will meet with Senator Mitch McConnell in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the afternooon, the President will travel to Chicago, Illinois where he will spend the night. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Chicago O'Hare International Airport are open press.

In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Politico
Radio: SRN

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Politico


9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:05AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting
Washington Convention Center
Pooled Press (Gather Time 10:35AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT has lunch with Senators
Roosevelt Room
Closed Press

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and present the 2010 Citizens Medal to 13 winners from across the country
East Room
Open Press (Pre-set 1:15PM - Final Gather 1:45PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Mitch McConnell
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-set 3:30PM - Final Call 3:45PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Chicago, Illinois
Andrews Air Force Base
Out-of-Town Travel Pool (Call Time 3:00PM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)


5:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Open Press

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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