THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2013
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. The President will then meet with senior advisors. These meetings in the Oval Office are closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will hold an event in the East Room where he will stand with mothers who are urging Congress to take action on common-sense measures to protect children from gun violence. The President will also be joined by law enforcement officials, victims of gun violence, and other stakeholders. The Vice President will also attend. The President's remarks will be open press.
In the afternoon, the President will welcome President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House. The United States has strong partnerships with these countries based on shared democratic values and shared interests. The five leaders will discuss strengthening democratic institutions across sub-Saharan Africa, and building on Africa's democratic progress to generate increased economic opportunities and expanded trade and investment. The visit of these four leaders underscores the strategic importance the President places on building partnerships and substantive engagement with sub-Saharan Africa, and our commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Cabinet Room.
Also in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
The President and the Vice President will then meet with Treasury Secretary Lew in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
In-Town Travel Pool
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9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
11:40AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on common-sense measures to protect children from gun violence; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
The East Room
Open Press (Pre-Set 10:30AM; Final Gather 11:15AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
2:10PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister José Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House
Pool Spray at the Bottom (Final Gather 2:45PM - Brady Press Briefing Room)
3:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Kerry
4:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Treasury Secretary Lew
12:30PM Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest