By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule – February 18th, 2014
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18th, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2014
In the morning, the President will travel to Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he will deliver remarks on the economy at the Safeway Distribution Center. These remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President will meet with leaders from African American civil rights groups to discuss how his Administration can continue to partner with them on issues including criminal justice reform, income inequality and the Affordable Care Act. There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of the meeting.
Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
In the evening, the President will host cast and crew members of the movie The Monuments Men at the White House. This screening is closed press.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 All Times ET
11:20 AM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Safeway Distribution Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing Room.
2:50 PM: THE PRESIDENT meets with leaders from African American civil rights groups,Oval Office.
4:05 PM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel, Oval Office.
5:45 PM: THE PRESIDENT hosts a screening of The Monuments Men at the White House, The Family Theater.
White House Week Ahead Schedule – February 18th to the 21st, 2014
On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks at an event on the economy in the Washington, DC area.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Toluca, Mexico, to participate in the North American Leaders Summit. At the Summit, the President will discuss a wide range of issues including economic competitiveness and citizen security with Mexican President Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Harper.
On Thursday, the President will return from Toluca, Mexico and attend the Democratic Governors Association dinner.
On Friday, the President will meet with the Democratic governors in town for the annual National Governors Association Winter Meeting to discuss his Opportunity for All agenda and the Year of Action.
Reps. Kinzinger, Gutierrez; Sen. Kirk; Rahm at immigration forum today
WASHINGTON–With House Republicans not moving on any immigration bills, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition–both pro-reform organizations–hold a joint forum where three out of the four speakers are pushing for an overhaul and a fourth, Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-Ill. is uncommitted on the path forward.
My column on how the six Illinois GOP House members are not making immigration reform a priority is HERE.
The others on the program are Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. who voted for the Senate comprehensive immigration reform package last year; Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill. leading reform efforts locally and nationally, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The moderator is John Rowe, the retired chairman and CEO of Exelon Corporation, board member of The Chicago Council and co-chair of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition–which is pressuring the Illinois Republicans to take action on immigration. In my column, Rowe–a leading Illinois Republican, influential on the GOP fundraising scene–was critical of the Illinois Six.
The discussion is at 10 a.m. Chicago time at the Standard Club on Plymouth Court. Watch the livestream HERE.
Kinzinger is the rare Illinois House Republican willing to discuss immigration before a large, public audience.
“Congressman Kinzinger is a part of the event tomorrow to help provide a House Republican’s perspective on the issue. I do not anticipate any announcements,” Kinzinger spokesman Zach Hunter told me.
“As members of the House of Representatives return home for a district work period this week, I think it is important to have a candid discussion with constituents about this important issue and the current politics surrounding it in Washington,” Kinzinger said in a statement.
President Obama Speaks on the Economy
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Watch At White House LIVE!! Streaming.
Biden to visit Granite City, Ill. on Wednesday.
From the White House: “The Vice President’s visit will mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and highlight the need for continued investment in infrastructure to create jobs and grow our economy. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will also attend.”
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