Schedule for the Week of November 28, 2011
On Monday, the President will welcome the leaders of the European Union to a summit at the White House. The President looks forward to meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and High Representative Catherine Ashton to discuss a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including the global economy; our efforts to strengthen economic ties and growth; our joint work to support democracy and prosperity in the European neighborhood, across the Middle East and North Africa, and in other regions; our continuing coordination on Iran; and our commitment to improved transatlantic law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation.
On Tuesday, the President will host will host Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands for a meeting in the Oval Office. The United States and the Netherlands have a close economic relationship that supports jobs in both countries. The Netherlands is the ninth largest destination for U.S. exports, as well as the third largest direct investor in the United States. The President and Prime Minister will discuss the importance of these trade and investment ties, as well as the current situation in the eurozone. The President also looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Rutte about preparations for the 2012 NATO Summit that the U.S. will host in Chicago; the United States and the Netherlands are founding members of NATO.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania where he will deliver remarks urging Congress to act to extend and expand the payroll tax cut that has given tax breaks to millions of families across the country this year. In the evening, the President will travel to New York City where he will attend campaign events.
On Thursday, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse.
On Friday, the President will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior and deliver remarks.