President Barack Obama’s meetings on Wednesday are with House Democrats, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and appointees to his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience.
White House Schedule – July 16, 2014
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HuMpDaY July 16th, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
HUMPDAY, JULY 16th, 2014
In the afternoon, the President will meet with his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience. The President will provide remarks and engage in a discussion with Task Force members about a series of new actions the Administration is taking to support state, local, and tribal leaders in preparing their communities, including electricity systems and infrastructure, for the impacts of climate change. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the State Dining Room.
Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This meeting is an opportunity to hear from members of the Caucus about ideas for actions to improve our immigration system. The President will also emphasize the urgency for Congress to approve supplemental funding to address the situation at the Southwest border. This meeting is closed press.
In the evening, the President and Vice President will meet with House Democrats on the State Floor. This meeting is closed press.
Wednesday, July 16 2014 All Times ET
10:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
12:45 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at Generation Progress’s 2014 Make Progress National Summit, JW Marriot – Washington.
1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, The Brady Press Briefing Room.
2:15 PM: THE PRESIDENT meets with his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience, State Dining Room.
2:15 p.m. ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Unite for Veterans Summit in Los Angeles.
3:50 PM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
5:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with House Democrats, The State Floor.
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest
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Tune In: The First Lady Speaks at the Unite for Veterans Summit
July 16, 2014
09:51 AM EDT
Today at 2:15 p.m. ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Unite for Veterans Summit in Los Angeles, an event hosted by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the University of Southern California.
As part of the Joining Forces Initiative, the First Lady is teaming up with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to highlight the importance of aiding veterans as they transition into the next phase of their lives. Mayor Garcetti has joined the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by the end of 2015.
Unite for Veterans
Started on Jul 15, 2014
Unite for Veterans will bring together key business and civic
leaders, agencies and community stakeholders to highlight the scalable best practices in employment, housing and other human services to provide veterans with a fulfilling life after military service.
Welcoming Congressional Action on Key National Security Tools
July 15, 2014
08:48 PM EDT
Today, Congress took an important step forward in making sure that we’re developing the capabilities necessary to make America safer.
As the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, I welcome the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee markup of the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Act. Its ultimate passage would allow us to move forward on a number of priority national security initiatives, including the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF).
As President Obama announced during his West Point speech in May, this new fund will help us take the fight to terrorist organizations by strengthening the capacity of our friends on the frontlines. The CTPF presents a new, sustainable model for strategic engagement with our partners from South Asia to the Sahel. Because today’s principal terrorist threats no longer emanate from al-Qa’ida central leadership but from an evolving and decentralized set of actors, we need the flexibility to develop tailored regional solutions to terrorist groups that pose the greatest threat to the United States, wherever they are located.
These funds would allow us to train, equip, advise, and operationally enable our partners to counter them — ultimately leading us to rely less on U.S. forces and more on our frontline allies. The CTPF would also support long-term security sector and governance initiatives, because we know that our counterterrorism success over the long run ultimately depends on partnering with and developing professional and accountable security forces and supporting institutions.
I also applaud the inclusion of new authorities related to Syria that would allow us to more effectively partner with appropriately vetted members of the moderate Syrian armed opposition. Importantly, this train and equip mission could help us to better protect Syrian civilians, pressure the regime, and counter terrorist threats emanating from the country’s contested and ungoverned areas — including from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
In a turbulent and uncertain world, the Senate today took an important step forward in providing vital tools to help our military and counterterrorism professionals confront this challenge.
July 15 Senate GOP Leadership Press Conference
Published on Jul 16, 2014
Senate GOP leaders discussed the crisis at the Southern border, the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and Speaker John A. Boehner’s proposed lawsuit of President Barack Obama at their weekly news conference on July 15.
“GOP Leadership” is an oxy-moron. Much like “Jumbo Shrimp or “Military Intelligence.”
Cycles of Violence With Gaza Rooted in Israel’s Rejection of Palestinian Unity
Published on Jul 16, 2014
TRNN Middle East correspondent Lia Tarachansky discusses Operation Protective Edge after Hamas rejected the Egyptian ceasefire proposal
Israel warns Gaza residents to leave
Published on Jul 16, 2014
Speeches and Remarks/Statements and Releases- July 16th, 2014
FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change
Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri
Readout of the Obama Administration’s Meeting with Members of Congress and their Constituents on Promoting Exports