July 22nd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
TGIF!! For the first time in several days, we'll actually see the president today with a couple of events opened to the press. Later this morning, President Obama will be traveling to the University of Maryland in College Park, MD to hold a town hall meeting where he will discuss the ongoing deficit reduction negotiations. Later this afternoon, he'll host Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand where they'll discuss a range of issues important to both countries. They'll have a private meeting in the Oval Office and then they'll make statements to the press afterwards. The rest of the president's day will involve meetings but at this point they aren't with Congressional leaders for more debt talks; he'll meet with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and later visit with Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and his wife.
For the full White House schedule, click below.
9:00AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office (Closed Press)
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT participates in a Town Hall on the on-going efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction University of Maryland, College Park—Ritchie Coliseum (Open Press)
1:35PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Prime Minister Key of New Zealand Oval Office (Closed Press)
2:20PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Key deliver statements to the press Oval Office (Pooled Press)
2:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta and Admiral Mullen Oval Office (Closed Press)
3:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Mrs. Eikenberry Oval Office (Closed Press)