By Jueseppi B.
President Obama guidance and press schedule, Nov. 8, 2013. New Orleans port, Miami fundraising.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2013
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
White House Schedule – November 8, 2013
While in New Orleans, the President will visit the Port of New Orleans for an event on the economy. The President will receive a tour of the port and discuss the importance of taking measures to grow the economy and create jobs by increasing our exports. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s tour. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President will depart New Orleans en route Miami, Florida. The departure from Louis Armstrong International Airport and the arrival at Miami International Airport are open press.
The President will attend an event for the DNC in Coral Gables, Florida. This event is closed press.
In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at an event for the DSCC. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.
At night, the President will deliver remarks at an event for the DSCC. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.
The President will remain overnight in Miami.
Friday, November 8 2013 All Times ET
9:05 AM: The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
9:20 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews.
11:45 AM: The President arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana, Louis Armstrong International Airport.
12:15 PM: The President tours the Port of New Orleans.
1:00 PM: The Vice President attends an event for the DCCC, Baltimore.
1:10 PM: The President delivers remarks, Port of New Orleans.
2:10 PM: The President departs New Orleans, Louisiana, Louis Armstrong International Airport.
3:45 PM: The President arrives in Miami, Florida, Miami International Airport.
4:25 PM: The President attends a DNC event, Private Residence.
6:20 PM: The President delivers remarks at a DSCC event, Private Residence.
7:45 PM: The President delivers remarks at a DSCC event, Private Residence.
8:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Second Annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards, Hotel du Pont.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One
Dr. Jill Biden
01:05 PM EST
Earlier this week, Joe and I hosted our 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Reception. We were joined by survivors, caregivers, families, doctors, researchers, and advocates who have all been touched by breast cancer.
Each year, this reception is one of the most inspiring events that we hold at our home, and this year was no different. As I embraced both old and new friends, I was reminded of the bravery of the survivors and their loved ones. I saw the hope in their eyes, their unwavering spirit, and their determination to continue pushing forward.
This year, we asked all of the survivors to invite someone who was important to them during their course of treatment. Joe and I know that the fight against breast cancer is not only limited to what the patient endures, but also extends to the family members, the caregivers, the doctors, and researchers who work day in and day out to save lives and support those that they love.
November 08, 2013
12:40 PM EST
Today, as part of the President and Vice President’s continuing efforts to increase access to mental health services, the Administration issued the final rule implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
Today’s action means that for group and individual market health plans, insurance companies must cover mental health and addiction benefits at parity with medical and surgical benefits. In January, the Department of Health and Human Services also released a letter to State health officials clarifying that Medicaid plans must also comply with parity requirements.
Parity is not just a buzzword. It has a real impact for the millions of people who are experiencing or will experience mental illness or addiction. In fact, parity works to break down two key barriers that too often prevent these individuals – our friends, our family, our neighbors – from seeking help. First, it breaks down the financial barrier by generally prohibiting health plans from placing more restrictive monetary requirements (for example, co-pays) or treatment limitations (for example, covered visits) on mental health and substance abuse benefits than on comparable medical and surgical benefits. Second, parity reduces the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction by reaffirming that illnesses of the brain should not be treated differently than illnesses of the body.
10:08 AM EST
The upward revisions to job growth in August and September, combined with solid third quarter GDP growth reported yesterday, suggest that the economy was gaining traction in the months leading up to the government shutdown. There should be no debate that the shutdown and debt limit brinksmanship inflicted unnecessary damage on the economy in October. The employment report shows differing accounts, with the more reliable payroll survey recording strong job growth and the much noisier household survey showing an increase in the unemployment rate and a large drop in employment. But the mission for Congress remains clear: to take steps that increase certainty, speed growth, and boost job creation.
FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
1. America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 44 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by a total of 7.8 million over that period. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October, due entirely to a 212,000 increase in private employment. Private sector job growth was revised up for August (to 207,000) and September (to 150,000) so that for the third quarter, private sector employment rose by an average of 152,000 per month (compared to the 129,000 per month average pace estimated in last month’s jobs report).
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