Schedule for the Week of May 29, 2012
On Tuesday, the President will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is our Nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The Medals will be presented at an afternoon ceremony in the East Room.
On Wednesday, the President will sign the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank at the White House. As the President has said, this important step will help American businesses create jobs here at home and sell their products around the world - all at no cost to taxpayers. Last year marked the highest level of financing in the Bank's 77-year history, as they supported thousands of U.S. companies, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and brought us closer to the goal the President set of doubling our nation's exports by the end of 2014. Over the last several months, the President met with business leaders in Washington, visited workers at companies like Boeing, and urged Congress to reauthorize the Bank to keep building on this progress. Also on Wednesday, the President will host a Jewish American Heritage Month reception at the White House.
On Thursday, the President will welcome Former President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush to the White House for the official unveiling of their portraits.
On Friday, the President will visit Honeywell's Golden Valley facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota for an event on the economy where he will urge Congress to act on the 'To Do List.' Afterwards, the President will attend a campaign event in Minnesota before traveling to Chicago in the evening to attend campaign events. The President will spend the night in Chicago.