Good morning form the White House. President Obama is set to appear on camera later this morning to sign the only piece of his jobs proposal that has cleared Congress: tax credits for businesses that hire veterans. Obama is expected to deliver remarks hailing the legislation before signing the bill at 11:10 a.m. ET.
In the evening, the president will host several country music stars for a concert in the East Room celebrating the genre. Among the artists expected to perform are Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.
Meanwhile, Jay carney is expected to brief reporters at 12:30 p.m. ET.
9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:10AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs legislation into law that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work; THE FIRST LADY, THE VICE PRESIDENT, and DR. BIDEN also attend
South Court Auditorium
Open Press (Pre-set 10:10AM – Final Gather 10:40AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
4:25PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner
7:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of country music as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series; THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks; DR. BIDEN also attends
Pooled Press (Pre-set 6:15PM – Final Gather at 6:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney