By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule For The Weekend
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22 – 23, 2014
WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014 AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
On Saturday, the President has no public events scheduled.
On Sunday, the President and the First Lady will welcome the National Governors Association to the White House for the 2014 Governors’ Dinner. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pool coverage for remarks.
7:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host the 2014 Governors’ Dinner; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend, State Dining Room.
White House Schedule For The Week Ahead
On Monday, the President will meet with the National Governors Association.
On Tuesday, the President will hold an event on the economy at the White House. In the evening, he will attend an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for an event on the economy.
On Thursday, the President will host an event on his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.
On Friday, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC.
Chris Christie to skip dinner with President Obama
Christie will leave D.C. early Sunday morning, before the dinner, to avoid attending the 2014 Governors’ Dinner. | AP Photo
By ELIZABETH TITUS & POLITICO
Chris Christie won’t dine at the White House on his swing through Washington this weekend.
The New Jersey governor is set to leave town Sunday morning, his office confirmed, before a Sunday night White House dinner traditionally attended by governors of both parties during the annual National Governors Association meeting.
Christie sat next to first lady Michelle Obama at last year’s dinner, and drew heat from some Republicans for famously embracing President Barack Obama just days before the presidential election in 2012 as the men surveyed Superstorm Sandy damage in New Jersey.
The Republican’s schedule is under particular scrutiny this year not just because he is a likely presidential contender in 2016 but because of the traffic scandal dogging him back home.
Christie has answered some media questions about the scandal and engaged with constituents, including at a town hall-style event on Thursday, but other questions about it remain unanswered while state and federal investigations continue. Christie has denied any personal involvement in the scandal.
Describing Christie’s weekend schedule, spokesman Colin Reed said Christie would spend the rest of Sunday celebrating his daughter’s 18th birthday and getting ready for a budget speech on Tuesday.
The spokesman said Christie would participate in the opening session of the NGA on Saturday, which is open to the press, and attend a governors-only lunch, as well as events for the Republican Governors Association, which Christie leads.
Thank you POLITICO.
Weekly Address: Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise
February 22, 2014 | 2:50 |Public Domain
In this week’s address, President Obama says this is a year of action, and he will do everything he can to restore opportunity for all. The President already lifted the wages for federal contract workers, and he calls on the American people to tell Congress to finish the job by boosting the federal minimum wage for all workers to $10.10 and give America a raise.
VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: El Congreso Debe Subir el Salario Mínimo
February 22, 2014 | 3:46 |Public Domain
En el mensaje de esta semana, Elmy Bermejo, la Directora de Asuntos Intergubernamentales del Departamento de Trabajo discutió la importancia de aumentar el salario mínimo para los trabajadores estadounidenses. El Presidente cree que aquí en los Estados Unidos, nadie que trabaje duro debería vivir en la pobreza. Y todos los que trabajan duro deberían tener la oportunidad de salir adelante.
Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin
President Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin today to discuss Ukraine and a range of other global issues. On Ukraine, they exchanged views on the need to implement quickly the political agreement reached today in Kyiv, the importance of stabilizing the economic situation and undertaking necessary reforms, and the need for all sides to refrain from further violence. They also spoke about the situation in Syria, including the importance of efforts to advance a political solution, concerns over the humanitarian crisis and the necessity of a strong UN Security Council resolution on the issue, and the need for the Assad regime to adhere to its commitment to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons program. In addition, they discussed U.S.-Russian cooperation in the P5+1 process on Iran. The President also congratulated Russia on its hosting of the Olympic games.
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary on S.J. Res. 28 and S.J. Res. 29
On Friday, February 21, 2014, the President signed into law:
S.J. Res. 28, which appoints John M. Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution; and
S.J. Res. 29, which appoints Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Pete Souza: POTUS meets yesterday w Dalai Lama
The VP dropped by a meeting with governors at the WH today to discuss the President’s call to #RaiseTheWage
President Barack Obama talks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Vice-Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, following a meeting with the group in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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